Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked: Why you and your kids will like it

Carly lets you know why this movie made her into a fan of the new Chipmunks

Photo courtesy of Twentieth Centuy Fox

Running Time: 87 minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated G

Aaalllvinnn!” Those little, mischievous chipmunks are back, this time in their third feature film, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, opening today in theatres.
In this musical adventure all three chipmunks (Alvin, Simon and Theodore) as well as my childhood favourites, the Chipettes (Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette) live with their former record producer and father figure, Dave Seville (played by the amazing Jason Lee).   
For the kids:
This film will probably be enjoyed most by five-year-olds and older. But if your littler ones can sit through movies, then you’re good to go.
Are there any scary parts?
There’s a scene when a volcano starts to erupt on the island they are shipwrecked on — but that’s over soon enough.
Why kids will like it:
This flick moves at a fast-moving, kid-geared pace. It’s an entertaining story  that also includes some important lessons about being a team player and knowing when to listen to your parents. And let’s not forget these chipmunks can sing, with fun, upbeat tunes throughout that will have the kids dancing and parents enjoying these recognizable songs.

For the parents:
You would never guess some of the voices behind these little chippers: Alvin = Justin Long , Eleanor = the hilarious Amy Poehler and Brittany = Christina Applegate. 
If you get over how creepy these computer-animated chipmunks look, and how they just seem too small to be doing most the stuff they are doing — and trust me, if I can get over it, anyone can — than you’ll be able to sit back and enjoy Jason Lee and the scene-stealing “villain” David Cross (Arrested Development).

And I must add, chipmunks in skinny ties — an instant hit in my books!

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