Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Posted on 5. Nov 2009

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cloudy_with_a_chance_of_meatballs_movie_posterDirected by:
Phil Lord
Chris Miller

Written by:
(in alphabetical order)
Judi Barrett(book)
Ron Barrett(book)
Phil Lord(screenplay)
Chris Miller(screenplay)

Cast:

Bill Hader – Flint Lockwood (voice)
Anna Faris – Sam Sparks (voice)
James Caan – Tim Lockwood (voice)
Andy Samberg – ‘Baby’ Brent (voice)
Bruce Campbell – Mayor Shelbourne (voice)
Mr. T – Earl Devereaux (voice)
Bobb’e J. Thompson – Cal Deveraux (voice)

Synopsis:

Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett’s beloved children’s book of the same name, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS follows inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) and brainy weathergirl Sam… Inspired by Ron and Judi Barrett’s beloved children’s book of the same name, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS follows inventor Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) and brainy weathergirl Sam Sparks (voice of Anna Faris) as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped while food is falling in its place. Meanwhile, lifelong bully Brent (voice of Adam Samberg) relishes in tormenting Flint just as he did when they were kids, and Mayor Shelbourne (voice of Bruce Campbell) schemes to use Flint’s latest invention–a device designed to improve everyone’s lives–for his own personal gain. Mr. T. voices by-the-books cop Earl Devereaux, and James Caan voices Flint’s technophobe father, Tim. [RottenTomatoes.com]

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I’d have to say honestly, that this was truly a good animation. Well, I didn’t see it in 3D but it still was quite good.

The humor in this movie was slapstick and easygoing. What more could you want from a childrens movie. Well, I’d have to say that it even fits for grown-ups. Hell, even I liked it.

The story was kept simple yet humorous, with a parallel storyline. The characters were rememberable and funny. And well they weren’t cheesy.

Also, the animations were kept simple and everything went smoothly.

But I have one complaint – in some occasions the humor went over the line. A la cake in the face, or a foot in the ass joke.

I don’t actually know why I liked this movie so much. Was it the great company or a half-empty cinema..I guess both.

Anyway, I think it’s time to find your inner child and go and see this movie. It’s worth it. I promise.

Trailer:

Rating: 9/10

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