I really can’t believe that I’m saying this, but Beverly Hills Chihuahua wasn’t all that bad. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not on par with WALL-E or anything. I can definitely see how kids would be into it, though. I mean, why wouldn’t they be – it’s talking animals having adventures. Of course, it’s cute so mother’s will love it. Fathers will probably find it mildly humorous. It tends to get bogged down towards the end and is pretty predictable. It starts to get bogged down during the climax, which is sort of strange. It’s chase scenes and such, but just not very inspired or exciting.
The film revolves around “a pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua named Chloe [who] finds herself accidentally lost in the mean streets of Mexico without a day spa or Rodeo Drive boutique anywhere in sight. Now alone for the first time in her spoiled life, she must rely on some unexpected new friends — including a street-hardened German Shepherd named Delgado and an amorous pup named Papi — to lend her a paw and help her to find her inner strength on their incredible journey back home.”
The cast is impressive and features a lot of good talent. You’ve got Piper Perabo playing rich and spoiled quite convincingly. Jamie Lee Curtis of course carries every scene she is in, which unfortunately is a sum total of about 10 minutes worth. Why they even had her in a throw away role like this is anybody’s guest. Drew Barrymore is very charming and snobby as “the” Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Edward James Olmos does the voice for the villainous Doberman pincher that is chasing the little Chihuahua film’s lead all over the place. Olmos plays him with delicious fervor and never let’s up. Cheech Marin is as funny as ever, playing the same role he always does in the family movies he picks – the comedy relief.
Then there is the one major thing that bugs me the most about this film. His name is George Lopez. I’ve seen bits of his show and heard him on the radio. I really can’t remember anything funny about him. he is most definitely the weak link in this movie. Nothing he does in this film is even remotely funny. How he even gets jobs is beyond me. Oh well, millions of other people seem to like him, so what good does what I think do.
Overall, the kids will love it. The mom’s won’t mind taking them, because it’s cute. Father’s may find it a bit tedious, but it’s definitely better than having to sit through The Little Mermaid 4 or 5 or whatever. It also, of course, has a message to it, which will make most parents happy and I don’t feel like going into.
Source: Yahoo! Movies