Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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Director: Raja Gosnell, Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, George Lopez

Cast: Raja Gosnell, Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, George Lopez

     
 

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A pampered Chihuahua accustomed to the living the good life in glamorous Beverly Hills must rein in her heiress instincts and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to find her way back home after becoming hopelessly lost in Mexico. Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore) is a diamond-clad toy dog who favors traveling in her wealthy owner's

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A pampered Chihuahua accustomed to the living the good life in glamorous Beverly Hills must rein in her heiress instincts and rely on the kindness of strangers in order to find her way back home after becoming hopelessly lost in Mexico. Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore) is a diamond-clad toy dog who favors traveling in her wealthy owner's purse over frolicking in an open park, and Papi (voice of George Lopez) is the kind of independent pup that she doesn't afford a second glance. When a vacation mishap leaves Chloe stranded in Mexico, the Chihuahua who doesn't speak a lick of Spanish must rely on street-smart German shepherd Delgado (voice of Andy Garcia) to guide her back home before she wanders any further south. Meanwhile, brave Papi races to the border intent on proving his love for Chloe by tracking her down and escorting her home in style. Along the way, Papi is joined by an enthusiastic pack of helpful pooches (voices of Luis Guzman, Plácido Domingo, and Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo) a pair of concerned humans (Piper Perabo and Manolo Cardona), an anxious iguana (voice of Paul Rodriguez), and a crafty rat (voice of Cheech Marin).

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
A pampered talking pooch heads south of the border on a Disney-fied adventure in this cute and cuddly comedy sure to please the kiddies with light laughs and plenty of pups-in-costume eye candy. Though the trailer's in-your-face music number had parents writhing in agony, the good news is that the Busby Berkeley-ish scene is nowhere to be seen in the final film. In fact, Beverly Hills Chihuahua isn't nearly as annoying as the marketing made it out to seem. Basically a "finding oneself on the road" movie, the pic is filled with rousing four-legged foot chases through such varied locales as a quite tame underground dog fight club in addition to train cabooses and ancient temples -- each brimming with a lesson in friendship and self-discovery for the title's petite Chihuahua, Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore). Along for the ride is a motley cast of amusing animal characters, some looking to help (as with the Andy Garcia-voiced Delgado), as well as others seeking to take advantage of the lost rich pooch, such as the scam-artist fools Manuel the Rat and Chico the Iguana (voiced by Cheech Marin and Paul Rodriguez, respectively). The pic soars, however, whenever George Lopez's tough Chihuahua, Papi, is on the screen -- a rare instance when a voice performer elevates the CG-enhanced material to a point where one sorely misses them whenever they're not on the screen (ironic since he was the center of the movie's marketing campaign). Lopez's firm grasp of the character is indeed magic. Not only are his serenades to Chloe highly reminiscent of Pepé Le Pew, but the funny little onscreen mutt provides oodles of entertainment simply by bouncing around the screen. Indeed, the cute factor is a big plus when one gauges one's reaction to the flick -- thankfully, that kind of appeal is inherently built into children, so for much of the movie, they'll be won over on the visuals alone. Not surprisingly, many of the best reactions will come when the picture isn't so concerned with being a film, but just plain being stupid, as in the doggie birthday party (complete with bouncing pooches on an airwalk, along with a bathing suit-clad bulldog on a Slip 'N Slide) or the laugh-out-loud "possessed piñata" scene. One can hardly fault the filmmakers with wanting to nail a good story; it's just that sometimes a little more silly can go a lot farther than just smidgens here and there. The humans do tend to sit on the sidelines for much of the tale, as Piper Perabo and Manola Cardona not so surprisingly find love when they're not bickering and befriending more canine pals. Perabo, especially, is asked to perform a some embarrassing feats for the camera, yet it's doubtful that any of this material will be hitting her highlight reel anytime soon. Faring much better are the special effects that blend near-flawlessly with the coerced movements of the animals, combining to create a fine bit of family entertainment that's cute, cuddly, and at a few points, downright dynamic. Plus the movie comes complete with a nice little message for the wanna-be Paris Hilton "pooch in the purse" members of the audience -- whether their ears are open to Disney morality is anyone's guess, but at least Beverly Hills Chihuahua went there.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/03/2009
UPC:
0786936769418
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:31:00
Sales rank:
8,254

Special Features

Deleted scenes with introductions by Raja Gosnell; Blooper Scooper; Legend of the Chihuahua: Animated Short; Feature audio commentary by director Raja Gosnell (Widescreen version only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Drew Barrymore Chloe
Andy García Delgado
George Lopez Papi
Piper Perabo Rachel
Jamie Lee Curtis Aunt Viv
Manolo Cardona Sam Cortez
Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo Rafa
Jose Maria Yazpik Vasquez
Plácido Domingo Monte
Maury Sterling Rafferty
Cheech Marin Manuel
Jésus Ochoa Officer Ramirez
Eugenio Derbez Store Owner
Omar Leyva Ranger
Paul Rodriguez Chico
Naomy Romo Ranger
Ali Hillis Angela
Marguerite Moreau Blair
Nick Zano Bryan
Carmen Vera Inn Keeper Lady
Gina Gallego Shelter Director
Hiram Vilchez Desk Clerk
Alberto Reyes Bellman
Enrique Chavero The Carthay Doorman
Andrews Pardave Baja Sur Hotel Doorman
Juan Carlos Martin Armand
Juan Antonio Saldaña Conductor
Sal Lopez Ring Announcer
Giovanna Acha Museum Guide
Fernando Manzano Desk Sergeant
Randall England Butler
Claudia Cervantes Chic Owner
Lillian Lange Chic Owner
Brandon Keener Waiter
Jack Plotnick Dog Nanny
Mary Paz Mata Shaman Lady
Mayra Serbulo Poor Woman
Montserrat De León Baja Sur Desk Clerk
Berenice Romero Lady
Antonio Infante Museum Security Guard
Tomihuatzi Zelhuantzi Museum Security Guard
Erick Fernando Cañete Little Boy
David Goldsmith Limo Driver
Julie Claire Beverly Hills Store Manager
Holly Bonelli Shop Girl
Edward James Olmos El Diablo
Loretta Devine Delta
Michael Urie Sebastian
Luis Guzman Chucho
Carlos Juvera Tomás
Alex Mendoza Bull Dog
Lombardo Boyar Praying Dog
Jon Molerio Fight Mutt #1,Gang Dog #1
Margo Reymundo Carthay Hotel Pekingese
Lisa Marie Quillinan Carthay Hotel Poodle
Ed Martin Coyote
Grey DeLisle Mother Dog
Axel Alba Pedro
Pascal Petardi Train Dog #1

Technical Credits
Raja Gosnell Director
Bill Boes Production Designer
Jeff Bushell Original Story,Screenwriter
Buck Damon Musical Direction/Supervision
Maria Estela Fernandez Costumes/Costume Designer
Nathan Stinus Fredenburg Art Director
Ricardo Del Rio Galnares Co-producer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Federic Henocque Asst. Director
David Hoberman Producer
Carla Hool Casting
John Jacobs Producer
John Jacobs Producer
Analisa Labianco Screenwriter
Todd Lieberman Producer
Amanda Mackey Casting
Phil Meheux Cinematographer
Steve Nicolaides Asst. Director,Executive Producer
Heitor Pereira Score Composer
Sabrina Plisco Editor
Sabrina Pusco Editor
Hannia Robledo Art Director
Chistian "Pipo" Wintter Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Beverly Hills Chihuahua
1. Beverly Hills Chic
2. Welcome to Mexico
3. El Diablo
4. Unpreferred Customer
5. Talking to Rats & Iguanas
6. The Train Ride
7. Train Jumpers
8. Chloe's Rescue
9. They Found Chloe!
10. Delgado Gets His Nose Back
11. Welcome Home
12. End Credits
1. Beverly Hills Chic
2. Welcome to Mexico
3. El Diablo
4. Unpreferred Customer
5. Talking to Rats & Iguanas
6. The Train Ride
7. Train Jumpers
8. Chloe's Rescue
9. They Found Chloe!
10. Delgado Gets His Nose Back
11. Welcome Home
12. End Credits

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little disappointed. Another movie where the trailer shows all the high points.
Silver-hairedFox More than 1 year ago
The visuals of the dogs talking is very realistic. The humor is high throughout. Lots of suspense, lots of excitement, lots of emotion. You quickly take the "good guys" side and the bad guys are good at making you hate them. Surprising amount of intellectual stimulation and inspiration as this movie show how you can always change or grow and how no one fits neatly into a stereotype. Those dogs will have you laughing and crying and sitting on the edge of your seat chewing your nails throughout. The very negative world of dog fighting is touched on in a way that makes you aware of it but will not scare small children.
sldoty More than 1 year ago
OK----I admit we are a Chihuahua family and much of the jokes were aimed at Chihuahuas and their people, but I do believe any dog fan will wnjoy this. We looked at our dogs laying around and on laps and had to laugh at the movie and us.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a dog lover and i also study them. I am 12 years old too. Anyway i loved this movie! It was so cute! I even watched it over. My favorite puppy in here is Delgado. He is so nice to Chloe, but Chloe seemed kind of annoying. Also this movie was really funny! Especially with Papi, he's the funniest. I think this movie deserves 5 stars!
Pugs98 More than 1 year ago
I thought this movie was way too long, just like tranformer's revenge of the fallen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...Ha ha ha ha. I am still laughing after watching this movie. ha ha. I went to see this film with my three kids and we all loved and laughed it. except one of my kids, but she's my least favorite. George lopez is way funnier as a dog than he ever was in real life. His expressins when he smells something stinky. "Yuck! Mucho stinko!" that's like the catch phase. He is a mexican chahuauauha. He's all, "I carumba! That taco is granday spacy, senorita!". That's a good one to. He falls in love with a girl chahuahaha dog and they have to race against time to find the amulet of Eydor to defeat the evil King Zytron (a french speaking Salmon) and his unholy army of llama with guns. There are some funny parts like when the girl gets her tail stuck in the elevator and saids, "Bow wow Ouch!" Over all this movie is a film for the everyone in the family with family fun that will have you LOLing with the whole family saying "Mucho Funny ombray." "Grasius senorita dog!" and of corse "Yuck! Mucho Stinko!"
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SuefromBrooklyn More than 1 year ago
My daughter (11 y.o.) thought this movie was very cute. Got a few chuckles myself.