Reviewed by: Pati Smith
|Featuring:||Salma Hayek, Drew Barrymore, Piper Perabo, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy Garcia, Nick Zano, Luis Guzmán, Edward James Olmos, Cheech Marin, George Lopez, Marguerite Moreau, Michael Urie, Ali Hillis, Paul Rodriguez, Marianne Muellerleile, Maury Sterling, Plácido Domingo, Eugenio Derbez, José María Yazpik, Sal Lopez, Brandon Keener, Julie Claire, Gina Gallego, Manolo Cardona, Jesús Ochoa, Nick Dash, Channing Chase, Omar Leyva, Mike Faiola, Travis Winfrey, Ed Francis Martin, Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, Pascal Petardi, Steven Koller, Mercedes Connor, Holly Bonelli, Randall England, Naomy Romo, Carlos Juvera, Liv Boughn, Lilly Lange|
|Producer:||Louanne Brickhouse, Ricardo Del Río, David Hoberman, John Jacobs, Todd Lieberman, Todd Y. Murata, Steve Nicolaides|
|Distributor:||Walt Disney Pictures|
“50% warrior. 50% lover. 100% Chihuahua.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore), a diamond-clad, bootie wearing Beverly Hills Chihuahua enjoys her luxurious lifestyle so much, she hardly notices Papi (voice of George Lopez), a tough looking Chihuahua who happens to be head-over-paws for the pampered pooch. But when Chloe gets lost in the rough streets of Mexico with only a street-wise German Shepherd (voice of Andy Garcia) to help her find her way home, Papi heads south of the border—joining forces with a motley crew: two humans (Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona), a sly rat (voice of Cheech Marin) and a nervous iguana (voice of Paul Rodriguez)—to rescue his true love.”
I took my 4 year old daughter to see “Beverly Hills Chihuahua.” It was a very family friendly movie. I am pretty picky about what I let my daughter watch and was a little worried there would be a lot of sexual innuendos and swearing in it. There was neither.
I thought it was a morally good movie. People and the dogs in the movie ban together to find the missing Chloe. Delgado realizes what it means to be a true friend and keep his promise and to get over the pain of past hurts. All the dogs learn what it means to be loved and wanted as they stick together for Chloe.
The only part I didn’t like (and my daughter and I had a talk about it afterwards) was that in the end, after Chloe is safe at home, Rachel and Vasquez (I think their names are) hide from her owner, Viv, the fact that she had gotten lost. I told my daughter, they should have been honest and told Viv the truth. Chloe got lost because Rachel, who was put in charge of Chloe, was negligent and left her alone while she went out on a date instead of watching her as promised.
Overall, the movie is fantastic, and I would highly recommend it for age 4 or 5 and up.
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