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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

 

STARRING:Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, George Lopez, Andy Garcia, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Placido Domingo, Edward James Olmos, Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona

RUNTIME:1 hour 25 minutes

RATING: PG (mild thematic elements)

RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2008

 

Dog movies always score cute points. Air Bud was so lovable; they brought him back for a few sequels. Combine that with the Chihuahua breedís super high ranking on the cute doggie scale, and Beverly Hills Chihuahua starts with a strong foundation. The question is, can it deliver a plot that capitalizes on that foundation.

While on vacation in Mexico Chloe, an overly pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua pooch (voiced by Drew Barrymore) finds herself lost and in need of assistance to get back home. Delgado, a street-wise German Shepard (voiced by Andy Garcia) tries to help her find her way. In the meantime Papi, a tough acting Chihuahua with a crush on Chloe assembles a posse to get her back.

The casting for the doggie voices is impressive. Some of the top Mexican-American actors in the business were tapped, including popular comedians Cheech Marin, George Lopez and Paul Rodriguez.

Dog lovers unite! Chihuahuas are coming!

 

C. Hardin

 

 

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