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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

A kooky Disney cross-breed
By TOM MEEK  |  October 9, 2008  |  SHOWTIMES + MORE
2.0 2.0 Stars
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I’m not sure what the genesis for this kooky Disney cross-breed was: the Taco Bell chihuahua or Leona Helmsley leaving her fortune to a pampered pooch. Both seem in play when a diamond-collared lap Lassie from 90210 gets lost in Mexico City and a neglectful handler must retrieve the prized pet before the doting owner returns stateside. The long tail chase does offer some astounding canine performances. (How do they elicit those facial expressions?) Drew Barrymore voices the doe-eyed dog of the title, Chloe; Piper Perabo gets the unenviable role of the party-happy niece turned reluctant dog nanny. George Lopez’s he-man chihuahua Papi gets in his licks, but this dog never quite hunts, and the hoky computer FX used by director Raja Gosnell stick out like a cat in a kennel. About the only one who unleashes any enthusiasm is Jamie Lee Curtis as Chloe’s obscenely rich owner. 85 minutes | Boston Common + Fenway + Fresh Pond + Chestnut Hill + Suburbs
Movie: Beverly Hills Chihuahua:
Movie type: Comedy
MPAA rating: PG
Released: October 3, 2008
Run time: 85 min
Directed By: Raja Gosnell
Cast: Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona, Eugenio Derbez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Andy Garcia, Plácido Domingo, George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Paul Rodriguez, Cheech Marin
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