Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

2011 G 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

2011 G 1h 28m Blu-ray / DVD
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When Alvin and the Chipmunks board a luxury cruise liner for a little R&R with Dave and the Chipettes, they naturally get themselves into trouble ... and end up "chipwrecked" castaways on a deserted tropical island.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Rating
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
  • Justin Long
  • Jesse McCartney
  • Matthew Gray Gubler
  • Christina Applegate
  • Anna Faris
  • Jason Lee
  • Alyssa Milano
  • David Cross
  • Andy Buckley
  • Tucker Albrizzi
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Reviews

age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this third installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie series is more of the same -- lots of pop culture references, physical comedy, and a few suggestive moments. There's nothing overly troublesome in Chip-Wrecked, but young kids might be frightened when the Chipmunks wind up on the deserted island, especially when its lone inhabitant turns on them and captures a Chipette. Two of the chip-characters engage in an overt flirtation and (tame) romance; Alvin also tries to hit on a woman who's gambling at a casino, and the Chipettes wear notably short outfits. The movie's ultimate message is one of family and friendship, but it's a bit buried underneath the sense that the whole thing is a commercial for Chipmunks merchandise.

Sexual Content

There's a love interest between the Chipmunks and the Chipettes -- particularly Simon and Jeanette. Simon is poisoned and winds up acting like an accented lothario, which leads him to romance Jeanette, hug her, and kiss her hand -- as well as save her from imminent danger. The other chipmunks insist that Simon and Jeanette went on a "date." The Chipettes' routines feature some suggestive dance moves, and in one scene, they challenge a trio of human Jersey Shore-like caricatures and sing and dance provocatively. One song has lyrics like "I wave my tail back and forth," which the girls sing while wearing just a towel. Eleanor sews outfits that would be considered "sexy" on a human. Alvin also flirts with a woman gambling at the cruise casino.

Violence

There's some mild peril and lots of slapstick. Theodore is frightened of a movie called Jungle Monster, which he shouldn't be watching. Young viewers might be upset when the chipmunks and then Dave and Ian are washed away toward the deserted island. A few precarious situations pose a danger to the characters, but no one is hurt (although a greedy island dweller captures Jeanette and forces her to locate hidden treasure).

Language

Occasional use of insulting comments like "no you didn't!" or "little rodent" or "fat" and "pain in the ..."

Social Behavior

The movie's most crucial positive message is that family means unconditional love, something Alvin doubts when he realizes that he's disappointed Dave again.

Consumerism

The Carnival brand plays a prominent role, since it's the cruise line the Chimpunks are on before they go overboard. Other brands mentioned or shown include Swiss Army, YouTube video references, and Apple. Off camera, the Chipmunks are featured on McDonald's Happy Meals and various toys, video games, and apparel.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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