2/05/2009

Movie Review: Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)


Surprisingly, I found Beverly Hills Chihuahua a very enjoyable movie. It is one of those movies that turn out waaaay better than the trailers or the previews suggest.

Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Cheech Martin, Edward James Olmos, and a whole roster of talented Latino actors lent their voices to dogs who come to the aid of Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), an upscale pet who found herself lost in Mexico. The voice acting matches very well with the animation, that's why the humor is very effective. (Never mind if the story is average).

The film is a classic "Fish out of Water" story where a rich person's sassy pet (Imagine Reese Witherspoon's character in Legally Blond, but with four feet and big ears) is lost in an unfamiliar land, which ironically is where her heritage is rooted. I think people of all ages will be able to sympathize with Chloe the dog, as well as root for the rag tag pack of dogs trying to get Chloe home.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua is great family entertainment worthy of the Disney label.


Rating: 3.5/5


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