BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA
Great Family Fun!
Release Date: October 03, 2008
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo, Manolo Carona, Jose Maria Yazpik and the voices of Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Placido Domingo, and Edward James Olmos
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 84 minutes
Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Raja Gosnell
Executive Producer: Steve Nicolaides
Address Comments To:Robert Iger, President/CEO, The Walt Disney Company
(Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Films, and Buena Vista Distribution)
Dick Cook, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Phone: (818) 560-1000
Chloe is left in the care of Rachel (Piper Perabo), an irresponsible niece of wealthy socialite Vivian (played by Jamie Lee Curtis). Rachel heads to Mexico with the dog for a fun weekend. While there, Chloe is stolen by a gang of thieves who swipe dogs for illegal dog fights. Rachel returns home and then together with landscaper Sam and his pet Chihuahua, Papi, returns to Mexico in search of Chloe. Papi (voiced by George Lopez) is in love with Chloe.
Meanwhile, Delgado, a brave German Shepherd Delgado voiced by Andy Garcia, rescues Chloe. Together, they try to make it back to Beverly Hills. Delgado is an ex-police dog with a past and feels he failed his past master. The head of the dog fighting gang realizes that he’s lost a Chihuahua owned by a millionaire and sends his thugs and a Doberman out to capture Chloe. With an adventure trek that involves much sacrifice, Rachel, Sam and Papi are able to reunite with Chloe.
BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA is a well-made movie that the whole family can enjoy together. The directing is sure handed and the script is fun with many twists, turns and enjoyable moments. While the human actors do a great job, the stars are really the dogs who are voiced by well-known celebrities. All production values are top notch.
The movie contains nearly no objectionable elements. The only minor concern is that in one scene women appear in bikini swimsuits, but the context is innocent. Very young children may be concerned as small Chloe is threatened by the Doberman villain, but Chloe is never harmed. The German Shepherd and Doberman do “wrestle” but it is not overly violent.
BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA has some very positive themes. The first is that Rachel learns to be more responsible as she searches for Chloe. Delgado often sacrifices his plans and puts himself in harm’s way to help Chloe. Chloe herself learns to stop being “uppity” and to be more down to earth. She also understands that, even though she’s from Beverly Hills, she’s part of a “noble breed” of dogs whose roots are in Mexico.
Media-wise viewers will want to take advantage of a good, clean movie that’s well made.
BEVERLY HILLS CHIHUAHUA is a well-made movie that the whole family can enjoy together. The directing is sure handed and the script is lots of fun, with many twists, turns and enjoyable moments. While the human actors do a great job, the stars are really the dogs, who are voiced by celebrities. All production values are top notch. The movie has no foul language and contains positive themes of sacrifice and responsibility.