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Light-hearted family fun,
This review is from: Alvin And The Chipmunks [DVD]  (DVD)
A film that cleverly combines CGI animation with real people, the storyline goes like this: three talkative chipmunks with a musical talent live in a tree that is cut down and sent to Los Angeles. That's where they meet down-on-his-luck musician David, and after wrecking his house the four of them combine to form a musical team, with David doing the songwriting and the chipmunks performing the songs. Their struggle for stardom is held back by their unscrupulous record executive, who wants to break up and exploit this little family for his own personal gain.
This is a film for children of all ages I guess, but their parents won't mind watching alongside. My children were laughing from start to finish and loved every minute, something that could not be said of the DVD they had seen the day before (Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs). This was a successful purchase, both girls nodding enthusiastically and without hesitation when I asked them if they liked it, if they wanted to see it again and again, and if they wanted me to buy the sequel (not yet released on DVD as of Jan 2010). They both gave it 'four and a half stars' - I am giving it a comfortable four because I reserve five stars for the really outstanding and exceptional. No hesitation in recommending it however, it had me laughing almost as much as the children so it gets the thumbs-up from me.