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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
« on: June 07, 2014, 01:33:28 PM »

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Year of Release: 2009
Directed By: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Starring: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Cambell, Mr. T
Genre: Comedy, Animation

When Flint Lockwood's (Bill Hader) latest contraption accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Then, something amazing happens as delicious cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine actually works! But when people greedily ask for more and more food, the machine starts to run amok, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs that threaten the world! Now it's up to Flint, with the help of weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) and Steve, his talking monkey assistant, to find some way to shut down the machine before the world is covered in super-sized meatballs!

My Thoughts:
This was an entertaining and funny movie. The animation is great, it's bright, vividly colorful, and super sharp, absolutely perfect for the subject. The characters are interesting and quirky, even the minor ones have a little something to set them apart. Not only is it amusing and inventive, it also has quite a few good points to make - about over-consumption, waste, and how being smart is undervalued. It's also a good father/son film, and would likely look spectacular in 3D. Recommended for any fan of animation or anyone with kids. Lots and lots of fun.

Bechdel Test: Fail

Overall: 3/5
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
-- Thorin Oakenshield