Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008). "We're Mexi-can, not Mexi-can't."
Join us for this week's episode "Beverly Hills Chihuahua". We talk purse dogs, spoiled bitches, Mexico on a budget, dirty rats, gardeners with hearts of gold, cops that lose their "stuff" and why you are always better off kidnapping a person than a pet. Does this movie have us saying good dog? Or would we rather be put in the pound? Find out!
Storyline :Chloe, a diamond-clad ultra-pampered Beverly Hills Chihuahua finds herself being "puppy-sit" by the niece, Rachel, of her owner when she leaves for Europe for one of her fashion shows. Rachel is enjoying her aunt's wealthy home but can't resist a weekend trip to Mexico with her friends. With Chloe in tote, Rachel's partying quickly disgusts Chloe and she decides she will go home herself. Chloe quickly gets lost in Mexico and thrown into a dog-fighting ring where she meets Delgado, an ex police K9 who is there and finds himself between his old enemy Diablo, the drug-lord's dog who ruined his career, and Chloe. After saving her and himself, Delgado agrees to help her get home and they begin their journey across Mexico for Beverly Hills. Meanwhile, Rachel has enlisted the help of her Aunt's gardener and Papi, the gardener's Chihuahua who's crazy about Chloe, to help find and save her. At the same time Diablo's master has learned of Chloe's identity and plans on dog-napping her for a big ransom. Along the way Chloe learns of her ancestry, her own strengths, and also finds a little love.
Directors: Raja Gosnell
Writers: Analisa LaBianco & Jeffrey Bushell
Stars: Drew Barymore, George Lopez, Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona & Jamie Lee Curtis
Awards: Nominee : Winner : ASCAP : Top Box Office Films, Winner Imagen Award : Best Supporting Actor : Manolo Cardona
Film Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)
Gross Worldwide: $149,292,488
AHHHH CHI-HUAHUA - sing it with us!
These facts sure have a fabulous pedigree....
Chloe says that she is no Angel. Chloe is voiced by Drew Barrymore who was Dylan Saunders in the films Charlie's Angels and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Drew Barrymore says the same line in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.
Aunt Viv (Jamie Lee Curtis) arrives at the spa carrying Chloe in her handbag. The handbag had a special reinforced handle and a Velcro closure. In the scenes with the dogs in the spa, dog-safe shampoo was used, the mud bath was special spa mud mixed with gelatin, the curling iron was unplugged, and the blow dryer blew only cool air. The dogs being groomed were held by well-rehearsed actors or trainers standing in for actors. The dogs on treadmills were attended to by trainers and given rest between takes.
For the scar on Delgado's face, groomers shaved some fur and applied nontoxic, nonirritating makeup.
This is the second time director Raja Gosnell and composer Nick Glennie-Smith worked together. Their first collaboration was Gosnell's directorial debut Home Alone 3 (1997) where Glennie-Smith wrote the score. However this time Glennie-Smith is only the orchestra conductor and not the composer. The composer this time is instead Heitor Pereira.
The booties that Chloe (voice of Drew Barrymore) wears were custom-made dog shoes lined on the bottom with nonstick rubber strips for safe footing. All of the dog's costumes were lightweight and custom-fit. For the scene in which Chloe wanders at night past a beach bonfire, the dog was carefully monitored and cued by off-camera trainers, and was kept a safe distance from the controlled fire.
These cuties are available on Disney+
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