Movie Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Earlier this month I had the fabulous opportunity to attend the press junket for this year’s only G-rated holiday family film, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, in theaters December 16th.

A quick synopsis of the movie:

The vacationing Chipmunks and Chipettes are turning a luxury cruise liner into their personal playground, until they become ‘chipwrecked’ on a remote island.  As the ‘Munks and Chipettes scheme to find their way home, they accidentally discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is in theaters nationwide December 16.

As part of our experience, we got to attend a pre-screening of the movie with a local audience. Sitting at the front of a theater filled with laughing children made for quite the night! Their energy was definitely infectious.

If you’ve seen any of the Chipmunks movies, you’ve already had a taste of what you’re in for with this new one: high-pitched mischief, singing, dancing, goofy humor, and Jason Lee’s now-iconic “Alviiiiin!” yell.

What’s new in ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED is a much grander scope and story. After wreaking a bit of havoc on a fun-filled cruise, the Chipmunks find themselves washed up on a jungle island. What follows are moments of self-discovery, adventure, and mystery. And, of course, typical Chipmunks high-jinks and tomfoolery.

Here’s a quick 30 second trailer that gives you a peek at what I mean:

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED has a lot of heart and really grew on me as the film progressed. Highlights for me were the salsa dance-off between the Chipettes and three women on the cruise (keep on eye out for SYTYCD’s Lauren and dance moves choreographed by Nappytabs!), Simon’s high-flying alter ego Simone, and the final number, complete with an impressive mash-up of three songs (a la Glee).

I would definitely recommend taking your kids to see ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED over the winter break. It opens December 16, is rated G, and is appropriate for all ages.

Disclosure: I was flown to Los Angeles and accomodated at Four Seasons Los Angeles as a guest of 20th Century Fox. I attended a pre-screening of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked and the corresponding press junket. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.

*original post included giveaway for $25 Fandango Gift Card & movie-theme sweatshirt



  1. Anonymous says:

    Hahaha!  Great question!  If not my husband and kids, then I’d like to be stranded with HGTV’s Scott McGillivray.  He’s nice to look at and he’d be handy enough to build us a raft.

  2. Lilnursejen says:

    I would choose to be stranded with my college roomie-we would actually have a blast together!
    Jennifer Marie

  3. Jen Thomas says:

    Do I get an extra entry if I say I’d like to be stranded with YOU?  We always have so much fun talking, it could be a lot of fun!

  4. Lkvoyer says:

    I’d choose to be stranded with Robert Irvine from the Food Network.  He can do a lot without much, and create a meal from nothing.  He’s not bad to look at either.

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  6. Sarah says:

    That’s easy–I would choose to be stranded with MacGuyver–he’d figure out a way off that island in no time!

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize! I saw Chipwrecked last night–it was hilarious! I’d love to win! 🙂

  7. Raejean Roberts says:

    I choose to be shipwrecked with my neighbor because she’s kind and has a great attitude.  But then she’s so nice, maybe I shouldn’t do that to her 🙂

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great question…I am going to go with my best friend from high school because we have a lot in common.  Thanks for the chance, justicecw at hotmail dot com

  9. Kasey K says:

    I would have to say “The Rock” lol
    I would have someone big and tough to handle all the hard stuff, and a warm body to cuddle with when the nights get cold 🙂

  10. Anonymous says:

    I would like to be stranded with Randy Ortan because I would feel safer being trapped with a big strong man + he is very sexy.

  11. Dwndrgn says:

    I’d probably choose my friend Maria as she is very handy with cooking and whatnot and we’d have lots to talk about.

  12. Sweepmom says:

    Wow, that’s a tuff one.  I would probably pick my best friend from high school, Barb.  She is kind of a naturalist and would know what things are edible and what aren’t ;).

  13. Blue65829 says:

    I would choose to be stranded with the guy from survivor man, seems like it would be very helpful!
    blue65829 at aol dot com

  14. Susan Ladd says:

    If I was stranded  on a jungle island I would take my dog Hollie with me.  Thanks for the great sweep and hope to win 🙂  Happy New Year !!!!!!

  15. danimari says:

    I would choose to be stranded with one of my current colleagues at the office. She is just a riot and I know that we could get through anything together and laugh the entire time!

  16. Renee G says:

    I’d chose to be their with my friend Anna because she can always make me laugh.

  17. Tiff715 says:

    Id like to be stranded with my best friend, she runs a little slower then I do so if something comes after us, it will get her lol
    tiff715@ hotmail dot com

  18. Howardreviews says:

    if it couldn’t be hub or kids… i’d say chuck missler- the man is brilliant and he could teach me a ton of interesting stuff

  19. John Stetson says:

    I’d love to be stranded with Taylor Swift.  Not only is she a beautiful young women, I love to hear her sing.

  20. sheryl c says:

    I would choose my friend Deb who lives in Australia we have never met but get along so great and she would help get us rescued
    amasfuntime at

  21. Anonymous says:

    I would like to be stranded with Jennifer Aniston.  I think she would have some great stories to tell.

  22. Beverly says:

    Since it can’t be a relative, I would choose my friend Jim. He likes to camp and fish, so we might be okay on a deserted island.

  23. Wendy S says:

    I would like to be stranded with McGuyver because he would get us off of that island…when I’m done with him 😉  LOL

  24. Ladyspy79 says:

    My boyfriend, if it has to be person, but geeze, I wish my cat could be morphed into a person and I could take him.

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