This is the third movie in the Beverly Hills Chihuahua series, and the Cortez family is having more fun than ever! Papi, Chloe, Uncle Pedro and all of the pups go on a whirlwind adventure when they move into the fabulous Langham Huntington Pasadena, the premiere pet-friendly resort in the Beverly Hills area.
The pups enjoy lavish accommodations, swimming in a gorgeous pup pool, posh dinner celebrations complete with piano solos from Chloe Winthrop-Ashe-Cortez, and even an upscale closet filled entirely with peanut butter. Sounds like any dogs dream come true, if you ask me!
But could there be trouble in paradise? Papi notices something is amiss at the Langham and decides to investigate.I won't go into detail since you'll want to see the movie for yourself, but what Papi discovers just might be the end of the Langham, and of his family's stay there. So what's a proud papa to do? Get to the bottom of it, of course!
While Papi is busy unraveling the mysterious happenings at the Langham, the pups have their own problems to deal with. You see, they begin Puppy School at the Langham. This means new teachers, new lessons, and a wide variety of peers to adapt to. The pups are unsure of how to deal with their new environment. Poor little Rosa has the hardest time of all. She is the victim of doggy-bullying and called a "runt." This leaves Rosa feeling quite inadequate and she worries that she will never be grown-up enough for anyone to think of her as anything other than the runt of the litter. I won't spoil the movie, but Rosa ends up proving that it's not the size of a dog that matters, it's the size of their hearts that does.
To make little Rosa feel better about herself and learn to be comfortable in her own fur, Papi decides to plan his little girl an elaborate Quinceanera to celebrate her growing up into a capable, responsible dog. This leaves Papi with a bittersweet feeling since he knows he will be forced to let his little girl go and venture into the world with confidence and poise. Watching the party planning was absolutely hysterical! I especially loved the entertainment auditions. Watching the doggy band members perform and dance got huge chuckles out of my entire family.
Overall, this movie was heartwarming, hilarious, and definitely very fun for the entire family. I thought the actors portraying the pups did a fantastic job of capturing doggy personalities, and the voices were so colorful! George Lopez was my favorite. He made an amazing Papi!
This movie has a very positive message and offers something to everybody. Whether you're a child trying to find your own place in the world or a parent who struggles to let their children go, this movie is completely relatable on many levels.
Check out this great trailer for the film:
We were able to relax on very comfortable, plush chairs and loveseats, and we also got to mingle with some pampered pooches during the show. Much to my surprise, all of the dogs in attendance remained perfectly calm and quiet throughout the movie.
I wonder what Papi, Chloe, and their brood of mischievous pups will be up to next?
***Disclosure:My Travel and Hotel was provided by Disney & Langham Pasadena Hotel. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any way.***