Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Starring: Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Piper Perabo

I remember seeing ads for this movie, and they painted it to look like the absolute worst possible thing you could do with a talking dog movie (which is already at the deep, dank bottom of the list of ideas for films), but it actually has almost nothing at all to do with the ads. It’s still fucking awful, but it wasn’t the worst thing ever, like I expected it to be. Also, there’s already a direct-to-video sequel of this movie out! Great.

Chloe is a pampered purse dog owned by Jamie Lee Curtis who gets taken to Mexico by an employee and gets lost. The dog has to escape the dogfighting gang she’s been taken captive by and find her way back to America… while at the same time overcoming her snooty attitude and settling for the romance of her master’s gardener’s dog, played by George Lopez.

But don’t be fooled, Lopez is only just barely even in this movie. It’s entirely about Drew Barrymore’s dog walking through Mexico. It’s a story about a spoiled rich person learning the benefits of a good ol’ fashioned peasant’s life, only with dogs that talk with the aid of CGI. Which is… it’s just awful.

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