Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked
By Christopher Gildemeister
December 16, 2011
Starring: Jason Lee, David Cross,
Jenny Slate; voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gubler, Jesse McCartney, Amy Poehler,
Anna Faris, Christina Applegate
Recommended age: 5+
Overall PTC Traffic Light Rating: Green
Brief anatomical innuendo
Disobedience to parents
Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Chipettes, their human “father” Dave,
and their old enemy Ian are back in this latest installment of the popular
franchise. Taking a family vacation on a cruise ship, Alvin misbehaves and gets
them all into trouble…though this time, the trouble is more serious than usual:
as a result of his clowning, Alvin causes all six Chipmunks to wash ashore on a
desert island. But with the Chipmunks stalked by crazy castaway Zoe, the
normally level-headed Simon transformed by amnesia into the French-accented
swashbuckler Symone, and a volcano about to blow up the whole island, the
Chipmunk’s only hope for survival depends Alvin acting responsibly.
There is no content to concern parents in this movie. Alvin (and to
some degree the other Chipmunks) is disobedient to his “parent” Dave and causes
all kinds of mischief, such as spreading oil on the ship’s deck so people fall
down, or announcing that kids can use their squirt guns on the “adult’s-only”
sun deck. Most of his mischief results in slapstick comedy such as people
falling down or crashing into each other. Brief innuendo occurs when Alvin is
hit in the crotch and moans, “Oh, my acorns!” Similarly, Dave has gravy poured
on his crotch and yells.
As with the previous two outings, Alvin and the Chipmunks 3:
Chipwrecked is a harmless bit of holiday fun for younger children. The PTC
does not recommend this film for viewers under age five.
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