Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs

 Starring the Voice talents of Bill Hader, James Caan, Anna Farris, Mr. T, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg, Al Roker, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Directed by Chris Miller and Paul Lord

Release Date: September 18, 2009

Absolutely entertaining and an appetizing feature, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a delightful adaptation of Judi and Ron Barrett's beloved book.

All his life, Flint (Hader) has wanted to be a world famous inventor and to make his parents (Graham and Caan) proud of him. Unfortunately, inventions such as the Monkey Translator, Spray-on Shoes, and Ratbirds always seem to blow up in Flint's face. But, Flint's hometown of Swallows Island is in trouble: their #1 export of sardines is hated by the world and bankrupting the town. Will Flint's newest invention, Flint Lockwood's Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator (or the FLDSMDFR), be enough to save the town and make Flint's dad proud?

The movie is a delightful comedy that is exaggeratedly goofy and silly, but does have genuine moments of warmth and tenderness for Flint's predicaments with his dad. Sure, there's a lot of obvious jokes like the gigantic food and all the food related puns, but the true comedy can be found in the film's cast of actors. Bill Hader is enormously entertaining as Flint, bringing the madcap scientist to life with a silly zest to prove himself as an inventor to the town and new gal in town, Sally Sparks (Anna Faris). Then there's Flint's best friend Steve, a monkey who is voiced by Neil Patrick Harris to only say 1-2 words at a time, and you'll be giggling each time you hear him scream "Helping!". Other supporting talent includes such actors as James Caan, Andy Samberg, and Mr. T, but no one can do awesome like the actor who plays the gluttonous mayor, Bruce Campbell.

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs is a funny and entertaining animated film that will make you bust a gut laughing while you ooh and ah at the yummy food on screen.

Rating: * * * * * of 5

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Blu-ray 3D)

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