Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2009

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Director:
Chris Miller , Phil Lord
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a 2009 animated comedy from writer-directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, featuring the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, Neil Patrick Harris, James Caan, and Andy Samberg and based on the book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett. Flint Lockwood (Hader) is an amateur inventor from the town of Swallow Falls, a prosperous island that makes money by supplying the world with sardines. However, the town's fortunes take a turn for the worse when the world suddenly realizes sardines are "super gross." Flint's inventions have never worked, but he gets the idea to save the town by inventing a machine capable of converting water molecules into foods. Flint's machine works, but when he first fires it up it blasts off into the sky, settling in a cloud above the city and raining down delicious foods like hamburgers, steaks, and hot dogs. The town's food problems are solved, but as the town grows increasingly obese and spoiled by the tasty weather patterns, problems begin to arise for Flint and his pals.

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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Los Angeles Times

    The movie's humor targets both kids and grown-ups with equal success, but, even with the presence of a mustache-fixated monkey, the main attraction here is the movie's vibrant 3-D ...

  • 70

    Variety

    Eye-popping and mouth-watering in one, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs spins a 30-page children's book into a 90-minute all-you-can-laugh buffet.

  • 60

    The New York Times

    If the filmmakers opt to make only light statements about junk food, obesity and solid waste, they at least leave the audience sated on a single serving of inspired lunacy.

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  • Good, but stretched a bit thin if you ask me

    6.0
    The film was okay, but it did feel wierd the whole movie come from a book that was less than 50 pages long and mostly pictures. Still, I say it is worth a rent every once in a while.

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Grade Schoolers, Computer Animation, Family Dramas, Pre-Teens