Saturday, December 26, 2009

MOVIE - Alvin & the Chipmunks, the Squeakuel

"An awesome movie - pucker up, because the love train is coming." (Ashley & Brendan)
Released 12-23-09
PG (1:28)
12/26/09 at Maine Coast Cinemas with Bren, Ash, Bri & Heather
RT: 25%
Director: Betty Thomas

Alvin, Simon, and Theodore are joined by the "Chipettes," three singing chipmunk cuties named Brittany, Jeanette, and Eleanor. When Dave is hospitalized because of an Alvin-accident, first Aunt Jackie comes to care for the boys --but ends up in another hospital. The boys are given over to cousin Toby, who spends the day playing video games and eating junk food. The boys are forced to begin high school, where Alvin becomes a football star. Adventure after adventure follow. They two singing chipmunk groups are set up in a musical competition to win $25,000 for their school music program, which is running out of money. (Ashley helped write this review. She is very clever with words.)

This was a cute movie. I watched it in a smallish theater FILLED with kids crackling popcorn bags and talking out loud, with a whimpering or crying here and there. It's been a long time since I went to a theater full of kids - by choice. The movie started almost ten minutes late, and there was nary an ad or a preview. The movie just....started. The volume of the movie wasn't very high, either. And the lights came on a good two minutes before the movie was over! But every kid in the audience was enthralled, and many guffaws came from the adults. I had more fun watching my two kids....they loved it. Ashley said it was REALLY good and Bren said it was AWESOME. (He's watched the first one over and over and over and couldn't wait for this squeakuel.) I'm glad I was able to accompany them!

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