Beverly Hills Chihuahua

Theatrical Release: October 3, 2008
DVD Release: March 3, 2009
Beverly Hills Chihuahua


Chloe (voice of DREW BARRYMORE), a diamond-clad, bootie wearing Beverly Hills Chihuahua enjoys her luxurious lifestyle so much, she hardly notices Papi (voice of GEORGE LOPEZ), a tough looking Chihuahua who happens to be head-over-paws for the pampered pooch. But when Chloe gets lost in the rough streets of Mexico with only a street-wise German Shepherd (voice of ANDY GARCIA) to help her find her way home, Papi heads south of the border — joining forces with a motley crew: two humans (PIPER PERABO, MANOLO CARDONA), a sly rat (voice of CHEECH MARIN) and a nervous iguana (voice of PAUL RODRIGUEZ) – to rescue his true love.

Dove Review

This is one the kids will love! “That’s the greatest movie ever!” a young boy said as I was leaving the theater following the early screening. I don’t think I will go that far, but kids and parents can enjoy this one together.

George Lopez winds up with most of the good lines, as he voices Papi, the chihuahua who likes Chloe, voiced by Drew Barrymore. In one scene, when facing a crisis, Papi says, “We’re Mexican, not Mexi-CAN’T!” His “get it done” mental toughness is needed when Chloe winds up dog napped. She finds herself at an illegal dogfight, and with the help of a German Shepherd named Delgado, she escapes. However, an evil dog named Diablo gives chase, determined to bring her back to her dog nappers. Papi and some other surprising heroes help Chloe out, as this adventure includes some hair-raising moments for the would-be band of rescuers.

When Rachel (Piper Perabo), a friend of Vivian’s, Chloe’s owner, receives a phone call from Vivian, she doesn’t know how to tell her Chloe is missing. So when Vivian insists on Chloe being put on the phone, Rachel barks like she is Chloe on the phone. This scene is funny and includes some great reactions from Jamie Lee Curtis as Vivian.

There are some good lines scattered throughout the movie, including the one in which a rat faces the dreaded Diablo. “Please don’t hurt me!” he quips.”I have a wife and three hundred children!”

Chloe grows as a character, and when she learns the meaning of “No Mas” (No More), she decides there are some things which one must take a stand for. This is an overall wholesome movie for the family, and this dog will entertain you and yours. We gladly award this film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A dog chases a bird and a female dog says, "That is one hot dog!" which could also refer to his showing off; male dog wants to lick inside female dog's ear.
Language: Fool-2
Violence: One dog bites a bad guy on the nose but there is no blood; a dog bites man's hand; a man is hit by a door; a dog is briefly knocked out when she hits a wall.
Drugs: People seen drinking in a couple of scenes including at a restaurant.
Nudity: Girls are briefly seen in bikinis and swim wear; cleavage and shirtless men.
Other: A dog is seen praying before he has to fight in the illegal dogfight; a "Day of the Dead" is held which is really simply a day to honor ancestors of family members who are now deceased.


Company: Disney
Writer: Analisa LaBianco and Jeffrey Bushell
Director: Raja Gosnell
Producer: David Hoberman
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 91 min.
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Cheech Marin
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter