By: Angie Simmons & Curtis Ray Bizelli
As I gazed at the DVD cover of “Alvin and The Chipmunks (2007)” for the very first time I thought to myself, “This is going to be a total flop.”, but just then, I remembered how much I sincerely loved viewing the animated show when I was little – years ago on days that there wasn’t any school and I was munching on breakfast – sitting on the floor in front of “the tube”. So, I gave it a shot, and in the same sense the movie was similar and brought about the same feelings of the original series.
The three chipmunks Alvin (Justin Long), Simon (Matthew Gray Gubler), and Theodore (Jesse McCartney) are gathering nuts for the winter to put in their tree house when Alvin gives up because he is tired of struggling for survival. He begins jumping on the tree and suddenly the tree comes barreling to the ground – with the three “little munks” still in it! Soon, they’re headed off to the city as their house becomes a Christmas tree at a place called Jett Records.
Dave’s friend Eean finds out about the chipmunks’ talents, and they are soon on the road to fame and fortune. Later they discover that this isn’t all that it was cracked up to be and they want to go home to Dave. Dave realizes the same thing; He misses “the munks” and wants them to come home so they can be a family. The Chipmunks struggle to get loose from the grasp of Eean, but it isn’t going to be easy.
This movie is worth the viewing. It makes us think of how much family is truly important to one’s own heart, regardless of their geography in the world, and sometimes (just sometimes) … the lost may just find their way back home.
Note: 2009 Squeakquel possibly coming to “our review section” soon! Sorry for the delay!