Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Movie Review
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 a brainy weathergirl Sam Sparks (voice of Anna Faris) as they attempt to discover why the rain in their small town has stopped, and food is falling in its place. Meanwhile, lifelong bully Brent (voice of Adam Samberg) relishes in tormenting Flint like 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.
I finally caught up with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs; the first half deserves all the kudos that it’s gotten and you can understand why lots of people decided to go and make it the number one movie for two weeks in a row. The first half is for adults, it’s hilarious, it’s funny, it’s quippy. The middle half is really for kids in that it’s a lot of food. The third half is for sentimental people, which among us is not. So three stars for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs