I've been itching for a new Jamie Lee Curtis movie for a while now. When I saw her at hubby Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration premiere, I wondered when on earth we'd get more Curtis. Now the desire is being fulfilled, but not really in the way I was hoping. I was thinking maybe a good action movie, or perhaps a drama or even a thriller. Instead, she has signed on for yet another family film, following in the footsteps of Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks and The Kid & I -- Disney's South of the Border.

Back in May, Patrick Walsh gave word that Piper Perabo would be the the human amidst dogs in the Southy feature. The plot: a pampered Chihuahua from Beverly Hills gets lost in Mexico and makes friends to help her get back to her home. In June, Christopher Campbell posted that Drew Barrymore would voice the pampered pooch -- with a posse that includes Salma Hayek, Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, Plácido Domingo and Edward James Olmos. Now we've got good ol' Jamie Lee as the only other live-action character -- Aunt Viv, the owner of the Chihuahua. Since Perabo isn't the doggie owner, I assume she plays Curtis' niece, otherwise, "Aunt" Viv is rather pointless. Director Raja Gosnell doesn't have the best track record for loved films, but he did find a decent amount of success with his last Barrymore pic, Never Been Kissed, so maybe this will be his second gem. Either way, I just want the lovely Jamie Lee to do something better. I can't be the only one itching for her to do some quality work, can I?
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