As a protective mom of a 4,8,&10 year old I think this movie was just fine for a family outing. I was prompted to write this after reading some of the way overboard reviews written. I am proud that my 10 yr. old still loves princesses and think that seeing this movie in no way gives her any wrong messages. Yes, the dance floor scene could half been left out, yet I do not feel it was totally inappropriate. Simon's alter ego was simply silly yet encourages people of all ages to just try new things and not be scared.Dave shows, as any parent should, that he will always be there for his "kids" no matter what. Alvin shows that, yes, there is such a thing as being responsible. He learned this during the movie. The big meany from the first films, Ian, actually changes for the good after watching Dave and his chipmunks. There are many positive messages to be taken from this movie. This movie is just like the first 2, silly and many laughable moments. I think every parent should talk to their children after a movie about any questionable scenes. Even the most docile of films will have moments for discussion.