Pampered pets return the love when their humans find themselves in deep doodoo financially, in Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s release of Beverly Hills Chihuahua sequel Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, available Feb. 1 in a Blu-ray Combo Pack and on DVD. Chloe, Papi and their winning litter plan to bank their dog-show prize winnings in a Beverly Hills mortgage to keep their humans’ roof over all their heads.
Anthony Aranda (age eight), KIDS FIRST! film critic, gives the film his enthusiastic approval: “I really love this movie. It is so great!” See his full review on YouTube.
Fellow KIDS FIRST! film critic Makai Weber Colvin (age 9) - who says her dog enjoyed the film with her - tells why she gives Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 five out of five stars:
Do you love cute little dogs? Do you like adventure? Then you will love Beverly Hills Chihuahua II. The story has a surprise opening with a fancy wedding and party in a luxury mansion. The bride and groom wear the latest wedding styles of course, because this is Beverly Hills. It’s not long before Papi and Chloe have a family, a fuzzy litter of tiny fur-balls, and that’s when the fun really begins.
You’ll love all the dog fashions, and it’s exciting to see what they will wear next. But this movie is more than just cute little puppies dressed like Hollywood Stars — there’s an exciting adventure too. Papi’s owners need money to save their house and the family of Chihuahuas are going to help. I giggled the whole way through and I think you will too.
My favorite characters are the puppies because they always find trouble and that leads to funny things happening. Their mom, Chloe, gets mad at them for all the messes they make, but they are as cute and cuddly as your favorite teddy bear and you’ll just want to snuggle up with them.
The Chihuahuas enter a dog show, which is basically a dog beauty contest. You guessed it, more dogs in colored tutus and more fun. If the Chihuahuas win, they will get money to save the house, but they’ll have to beat a prize poodle that has won three years in a row. I can’t tell you who wins, although the dog show is one of my favorite parts of the movie.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua II has a large cast of characters, starring more than just Chihuahuas–there’s poodles, miniature poodles, bulldogs, German shepherds and even some people too. Although most of the characters are the same as the first Beverly Hills Chihuahua, this movie is very different. The new storyline is interesting and keeps moving with lots of action. I loved the Beverly Hills Chihuahua II soundtrack. The runway music during the dog show matches each dog’s personality perfectly.
Chloe is voiced by Odette Yustman, Papi by George Lopez (the only returning cast member from Beverly Hills Chihuahua), and, some months after the nuptials that open the film, Papi Jr. by Zachary Gordon (if you’ve got a good ear for voices: Yes, he voiced the adorable “Paws” in The Search for Santa Paws, but the talented youngster also has the lead in Diary of a Wimpy Kid on his credits). Morgan Fairchild is among the human faces in the film. Canine antics and a lot of cute doggie-costumes carry the film from one G-rated scene to the next.
Keep up with all our KIDS FIRST! film critics on our website http://www.kidsfirst.org/. And here, with his review of the film, is KIDS FIRST! film critic Anthony Aranda (age 8; shown in photo at right):
Anthony’s Review of ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2′
My name is Anthony Aranda and this is a review of Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2. I love this movie. It is really great. My favorite part of the movie is when Papi and Chloe get married. I like that part the best because it looks like it is going to be a wedding for two people and then you see it’s really for the dogs. It is pretty funny.
My favorite characters in the film are Papi, Chloe, and their kids. I like them because they all see the true importance of family and sticking together. One part that shows this is when all the dogs enter a dog show to try to save the family’s house. Another instance is when they help with a bank robbery. They prove to be true Chihuahua warriors.
I really liked the music in the movie, too. My favorite song in the movie is called “This is my Paradise” sung by Bridgit Mendler. Every time it is on, I sing along. I also enjoy watching her on a Disney show called “Good Luck Charlie.”
I would recommend this movie for ages five and up. There are not a lot scary parts in the movie and it is really great. It made me laugh a lot. I recommend that you go out and see this movie as soon as it comes out on DVD.