I really enjoyed the movie- it was funny and entertaining. There were lots of funny jokes and other things that kept the audience laughing. I liked the movie BUT,
it should definitely not have been given a G rating.
A few of the things I think for sure warrant a PG are:
-The chippettes' suggestive outfits and dancing in the club
-The 3 "ladies" in the club wearing short dresses with cleavage and dancing very suggestively
-On the cruise ship deck, there were women in bikinis and men without shirts lying on lounge chairs and tanning in the sun.
-Although there was no drinking by any of the characters, there was a mention of virgin cocktails at the beginning of the film and on the ship and in the club, there was drinking by the "extras" and drinks sitting around and being passed out by waiters.
-There was also a budding romance between two of the 'munks, with couple's dancing and "Simone" kissing Jeanette's hand and all the way up her arm.
-Zoe, the antagonist, was very creepy and scary. She kidnapped one of the chippettes, tied her up, and forced her to climb into a dark cave to retrieve treasure.
-In terms of positive/negative lessons for children: The chipmunks all befriended this strange crazy lady, followed her home, and accompanied her on various outings. Zoe (an adult) also engaged in risky and dangerous behaviors and encouraged the chipmunks to join her. She also taunted them when they were too scared or "uptight" to join her.
-Zoe also had sports balls with faces that were very creepy and scary.
-Dangerous life-threatening situations and activities: They were on an island with an active volcano about to erupt and dodging balls of fire crashing around them. The characters also crossed over a deep ravine of a few hundred feet by balancing on a rotted tree trunk balanced across.
Again, I do not have a problem with any of these aspects and would take my children to see the film, but it should have been given a G rating