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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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Why Is Alvin and the Chipmunks Rated PG?

Despite what the trailers might imply, this film contains very little content parents are likely to find objectionable. One flatulence joke and the advertised excrement eating scene make up most of the script’s bathroom humor. A few mild rude comments, some social drinking and brief cartoon violence are also included. Most worrisome is the portrayal of a chipmunk inhaling helium to change his voice.

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