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Alvin and the Chipmunks

If you thought singing rodents becoming pop stars was something that could only happen in cartoons--think again. The Saturday morning classic, Alvin and the Chipmunks, has been translated into a live action film (although the crooners are computer generated), where the trio continues to be troublesome to their caregiver, songwriter David Seville (Jason Lee). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 92
Theater Release: 13 Dec 2007
Video Release: 31 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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Alvin and the Chipmunks is rated PG: for some mild rude humor

Cast: Jason Lee, David Cross, Cameron Richardson, Jane Lynch
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Detailed Review

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Why Is Alvin and the Chipmunks Rated PG?

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