Technical assessment: 3.5 Moral assessment: 3 CINEMA rating: VA (Viewers of all ages)
In this fourth installment in the Alvin and the Chipmunks film series, Dave (Jason Lee) introduces Chipmunks Alvin, Simon and Theodore to a new girlfriend, Samantha (Kimberly Williams-Paisley) and her teen son, Miles (Josh Green). He produces a record for rising pop artist Ashley Grey (Bella Thorne) in Miami and decides to bring Samantha along with him. He leaves behind the Chipmunks with Miles in Los Angeles. Miles physically abuses the trio. Having seen an engagement ring in Dave’s bag, they were worried that Dave will get engaged, start a new family and dump them. They only have three days to save themselves from losing Dave and possibly gaining a terrible stepbrother. Miles is not favorable of having a stepfather so the four travel cross-country to sabotage an assumed engagement.