Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is great fun for the little ones [Review]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip is great fun for the little ones [Review]

The fourth film in the Alvin and the Chipmunks series, The Road Chip follows brothers Alvin, Simon and Theodore on a cross-country trek to stop their "dad", Dave (Jason Lee) from proposing to his girlfriend Samantha. They're scared that once he's married, Dave will no longer have time for them. What's worse, getting married would mean they'd get a step-brother in the form of Sam's bullying son, Miles (Josh Green).

Plot-wise, what follows is predictable and clichéd, but presumably if you're watching this, you're either between the ages of four and nine, or accompanying someone that age. This is a film for little ones, with fart jokes, obvious pop culture references and, of course, super cute main characters.

But once your ears acclimatise to the high-pitched voices, you accept that logic is lacking, and accept that a Parks & Rec star will make only a fleeting appearance, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip isn't unbearable.

Their cross-country trip is an old-school, slapstick fiesta. And there's a sweet message behind the madness, that families come in all shapes and sizes.

Plus, any film that features Uptown Funk, uh, 'Munk, can't be all bad.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
Cute, cheeky, and chipmunky


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