Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Really.

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beverly hills chihuahua pos edited Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Really.Hollywood is filled with glitz and glamor – we all know that. Oscars, adoration and $20 million paychecks are the everyday norm for some A-Listers.

Have you ever thought about the little people, the journeymen directors, the “past it” actors and actresses who must pay those mortgages on the million dollar mansions that they bought when they were “hot”?

Well if your haven’t felt a tear in your eye, then now is the time.

Ladies and gentlemen… I give you:

Beverly Hills Chihuahua


Beverly Hills Chihuahua is directed by “family film auteur” Raja Gosnell, and is starring Hollywood A-listers: Jamie Lee Curtis , Salma Hayek, Drew Barrymore, Edward James Olmos, Piper Perabo, Andy Garcia and comic legend Cheech Marin.

According to IMDB:

“While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.”

Okay, so it’s a slow news day (week, month, year) but you really have to feel sorry for these people. If you make films then you obviously love films. Well, at least I’d like to think so.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the horrific poster for this already horrifically titled film:

beverly hills chihuahua pos Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Really.
Apparently, the chihuahuas will rise.

I’m pretty sure Raja Gosnell loves movies. After spending his time serving as Chris Columbus’ editor, the guy must have thought that he’d served enough time to go out and direct his own films. I’d bet money that Raja (I feel that I can call him Raja) directed Home Alone 3 because he knew the franchise and hey – it was his foot in the studio door.

Never Been Kissed probably seemed like a step up the ladder, but after ten years I’m guessing that when Raja looks over his filmography, he must be a little bit depressed:

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Yours, Mine and Ours
Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Big Momma’s House.

Where’s the Oscar, the awards, the critical acclaim?

Down the toilet – that’s where!

Are those the films that you want to make, do they make you spring out of bed in the middle of the night to do a night shoot?

Yeah… I didn’t think so.

He probably looks at these films and cries, he probably stands on set and wonders “what am I doing making a film called Beverly Hills Chihuahua?”

Don’t get me wrong – I don’t blame Raja. If somebody rang me up tomorrow to direct (God forbid) Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2: Look at those puppies – I’d be there in a shot.

I blame the people behind the ideas, the writers and more importantly the studio executives who want these films made. How many actors, writers, directors and even fans have quality passion projects that they would like to make?

I don’t know, but there must be quite a few. Then why can’t they make them?

Money!! They won’t turn a buck.

All that said, Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a children’s film and if you don’t want to see it then you don’t have to.

Just remember those poor souls who have to sign up to participate in such films. They have mortgages too, they have families and bank managers who depend on them.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua opens September 26, 2008


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  1. Um, wow. I know it’s supposed to be a kid’s movie, but damn…


  2. I predict at least 28 butt sniffing jokes.

    12 Taco Bell jokes.

    And possibly a Star Wars reference.

  3. Wow, I dont really know what to think of this one. Maybe there will be some paris hilton jokes thrown in there, like how the dogs are trying to escape her, or something.

  4. I see using the “Indy-Font” ™ is in vogue again. No doubt due to the upcoming release of an Indy film.

    As for the actors, all I can say is “What dirt does this director have on them to get these A-listers involved when they should have learned all they needed to know from the title and name of the director and put it in the proper (waste) receptacle?”

  5. I just saw this 10 minutes ago. It’s an idea only worthy of uwe boll.

    Dear god no.

  6. what the hell?

  7. it’s easy to be baffled at why they would make such a film and who green-lit it.. BUT… this film will probably do pretty well financially.. and kids will enjoy it.. Just like the movie cats and dogs which was very average.. kids will flock with their parents to see it.

  8. Its a kids movie guys, stop being dickheads.

    I’m 40 and the only thing I want to know is can I bring my Chihuahua with me to see the movie?

  9. Jim,

    If we can’t make fun of something like this, what CAN we make fun of?


  10. I participated in a test screening last week for this movie, and I’ve got to say I liked it. First, it is a dog movie. Second it should not be gauged for social commentary. Why? It’s a dog movie. The story is about a B.H. 90210 foo-foo Chihuahua named Chloe (Drew Barrymore) that gets lost in Mexico. That’s where the adventure begins, as she tries to find her way back to the U.S. with the reluctant assistance of a German Shepard named Delgado (Andy Garcia). I’m not going to go any deeper into the story except to say that there are some elements that need work before release. The reception by the audience was very positive.
    The effects are excellent (at least the ones that were complete) and the story is plausible to a point. The bottom line is, it’s a fun, adventure flick that both kids and adults will enjoy. Although they did include at the end, presumably for the credits, the awful musical number that has been acting as the trailer. I strongly recommended on my survey that this be removed. It’s totally out of context and, well, stupid.
    Which leads to my next point. DO NOT judge this movie by its trailer. It has virtually nothing to do with the story. So pipe-down folks over how you believe that Disney is bastardizing Mexican/Central American history. Yes, the trailer is lame, but it is not indicative of the movie. Why Disney is taking this tack though, I don’t understand, maybe to get you to talk about it? What better way is there to fuel Internet buzz than to piss people off? Hmmm.
    Anyway, the movie is filmed primarily in Mexico. Specifically in Mexico City and Puerto Vallarta. The stereotypes that are set up at the beginning of the film are torn down later. Although, many of the characters speak a lot of slang “Spanglish” that anyone who lives in Los Angeles will know and appreciate. BTW, George Lopez (the voice of Poppi) is absolutely, 100% George Lopez. If you don’t like his sense, self-deprecating/celebratory Latino humor, you won’t dig his character.
    The movie is NOT a historical epic, and doesn’t distort Mexican history. It’s not Apocolypto. It does portray Mexico as a beautiful, caring, modern, pleasant place, something that a lot of Mexican films don’t even do.
    Again, it’s a fun, adventurous, film that mocks the Paris Hiltonesque dog culture. But most of all, it’s a DOG movie.

  11. I adore chihuahuas and when I heard of it i freaked out me and my friends are going to see it opening night. Oh, and is it true that Disney got there idea of a chihuahua movie because of a puppy chihuahua being born with a marking that looked like a mickey mouse head? I have a smooth coat chihuahua and a long-coat chihuahua i show them! (conformation:dog shows and agility)

    *only email me once*

  12. I know this is about bhc but have any of you notice that in bhc2 & 3 that Chloe had 5 pups four girls and one boy look closely the girls pep lala and Ali are not girls they are boys and papi Jr is a girl who goofed up here ?