Rated: G

Distributed By:

20th Century Fox

Directed by:

Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After)

Starring:

Jason Lee as Dave; David Cross as Ian; Jenny Slate as Zoe; And the voices of: Justin Long as Alvin; Matthew Gray Gubler as Simon; Jesse McCartney as Theodore; Amy Poehler as Eleanor; Anna Faris as Jeanette; Christina Applegate as Brittany

Adapted From:

Plugged In Online

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Ah, the lives of world-famous music stars. The Chipmunks are so popular that the International Music Awards begs them for a live performance with the singing sister group, The Chipettes. So Dave and the gang decide to make a vacation out of the trip—and board a cruise ship. Dave figures he'll get plenty of time to relax and sit in the sun. That's the plan, anyway.

Silly old Dave. He ought to know by now that Alvin never does things as planned. In fact, the rest of the chipmunks tend to get dragged into his shenanigans. Literally. A wayward kite pulls all the chipmunk siblings overboard and leaves them stranded on a deserted tropical island. They're not worried a bit, though. Surely Dave will come to their rescue. But then . . . who's gonna rescue Dave?

Even though Dave's adopted "kid-munks" are only inches tall and covered in fur, he loves them with his whole heart. Dave worries that Alvin may never outgrow his reckless behavior. But when Simon is bitten by a spider, Alvin is the one who decides it's time to step up and take responsibility. Dave and several of the chipmunks brave danger to save others.

Like the other Alvin and the Chipmunks installments, there is a fair amount of slapstick humor. Characters slip around on the oiled ship deck, get thumped on the head and accidentally light things on fire.

Despite some iffy jokes and remakes of popular music hits, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is the cutest and most harmless Chipmunk movie yet, getting a G rating (the others were PG). It displays pro-family themes that encourage dependable parents and loving kids. Best of all: the usual chipmunk toilet humor is left in the cage.

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