Alvin and the Chipmunks: ChipWrecked
Release Date: December 16, 2011
Starring: Jason Lee, David Cross, Alyssa
Milano, Andy Buckley, and the
voices of Justin Long, Anna
Faris, Christina Applegate,
Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse
Genre: Musical Comedy
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 87 minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Director: Mike Mitchell
Executive Producer: Neil A. Machlis
Producer: Karen Rosenfelt, Ross
Writer: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
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Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and Dave head off to a cruise for their family vacation, this time bringing along the Chipettes, Jeanette, Eleanor, and Brittany. Always the leader of the pack and trouble maker, Alvin decides that all the Chipmunks and Chipettes should go out on the ship after Dave told them not to go, and Alvin gets into some trouble, and the Chipettes end up having a dance off with some women.
After disobeying Dave and causing chaos on the ship, the Chimpunks and Chipettes are under strict rules and if they act out one more time they will be thrown off the ship. As it happens to be, the Chipmunks’ old manager, Ian, is on board and is the mascot for the Ship as a Pelican. He wants revenge after they got rid of him as manager.
The gang gets into more trouble when Alvin decides to fly a kite and ends up taking all of the Chipmunks and Chipettes overboard. Dave sees this and tries to save them, but Ian takes hold of him and they both end up hang gliding into the ocean. The Chipmunks and Chipettes end up washing up on to a deserted island. Alvin convinces the others that Dave will find them in just a few hours and rescue them, but what he doesn’t know is that Dave and Ian are also stranded on the island also.
The Chipmunks and Chipettes have to learn to live in the wilderness and get along with each other. Not before long, however, they are already fighting for food, until they meet Zoe, who’s been on the island for years. Zoe shows the Chipmunks her friends, including a tennis ball, a basketball, a golf ball, and a few other quirky items for which she has created personalities. It doesn’t take long to realize Zoe has a screw loose from being on the island so long, but the Chipmunks still embrace her as she takes them in and helps them survive on the island.
All the while Dave and Ian search for the Chipmunks and the Chipettes. While walking and hiking the island, Dave realizes how much he loves them. At the same time, Simon has been bitten by a bug that totally alters his personality into a French romantic. To everyone’s surprise, Alvin has to become the responsible one. The real question is, will the Chipmunks and Chipettes be found and will they be able to get off the island?
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is an entertaining family comedy with lots of fun musical numbers. As expected, Chipwrecked is a lightweight comedy with a predictable plot line that is weak at points. There’s a redemptive ending, however, where the characters learn to love each other, work together as a family, and say they are sorry for their wrongdoing. Some caution is advised due to the Alvin and the Chipmunks talk back to their father figure, which is sometimes condoned, and there is gambling on the ship.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is an entertaining family comedy with fun musical numbers and funny situations. As expected, Chipwrecked is a lightweight comedy with a predictable plot line that’s weak at points. It has a redemptive ending, however, where the characters learn to love each other, work together as a family, and say they are sorry for their wrongdoings. Some caution is advised when the Chipmunks talk back to their father figure.