Picture from Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Overall B-

Alvin, Simon and Theodore (voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler and Jesse McCartney) may have achieved musical stardom, but Dave (Jason Lee) says they still have to go to school. Along with academic rigors, the boys' talents and hearts are challenged when they meet "The Chipettes" (voiced by Anna Faris, Christina Applegate and Amy Poehler).

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use A-

Talk to your kids about…

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Does the recurring depiction of high school clichés reinforce the idea that students can only identify with one type of group? What other stereotypical depictions of teenagers do viewers see in this film?

How does fame impact Alvin? What are the challenges of belonging to a group? Why do many musical bands break up over time?

How have moviemakers updated the chipmunks to make them appeal to today’s children?