A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.
|Release Date||:||December 13, 2007|
|Genres||:||Comedy, Music, Family, Fantasy, Animation|
|Production Company||:||Dune Entertainment, Regency Enterprises, Fox 2000 Pictures, Bagdasarian Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Jon Vitti, Will McRobb, Chris Viscardi, Jon Vitti|
|Casts||:||Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Veronica Alicino, Allison Karman, Tiara Parker, Kira Verrastro, Beth Riesgraf, Adriane Lenox, Don Tiffany, Frank Maharajh, Kevin Symons|
|Plot Keywords||:||pop, pop star, record producer, surprise, approach, music, concert, friendship, performance, chipmunk, forest, talking animal, songwriter, talking to animals, duringcreditsstinger|
I went into this movie with semi-high expectations after loving the cartoon series in my childhood, and this nearly wrecked that love for me. Jason Lee, David Seville in the film, is horrifying. I understand it can't be easy to act with CGI characters who aren't actually there, but I really found his performance atrocious, along with all the other non-animated characters. The chipmunks were adorable, yet sometimes blatantly obvious at moving the plot of the story along, and therefore did not tempt me to stay in the theater for longer than half an hour into the film. If you feel you must see this film, rent it, at the most. It is NOT worth eight bucks to see it in theaters, unless you'd like a good laugh at the horrible acting.