Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2009

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An inventor and a savvy weather girl attempt to discover why the sky has opened up and is dumping food instead of rain!

Starring:
Anna Faris, Bill Hader
Runtime:
1 hour 29 minutes

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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Comedy
Director Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Starring Anna Faris, Bill Hader
Supporting actors Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg, James Caan, Mr. T, Tracy Morgan
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By G. Stephenson on 24 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS is a brilliantly hilarious and exciting comedy about a young inventor trying to impress his land and his father. After a series of 'tries', he manages to make it rain food. But soon his girlfriend Sam Sparks discovers that the food is growing larger! Soon the world is in danger of ending!

It's suck a brilliant film!

Just 1 problem:

Some parts can make you feel ever so slightly sick!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OEJ TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Jan 2010
Format: DVD
A timeless tale that has been adapted from Ron and Judi Barrett's book of the same title which illustrates a world where giant pancakes, pasta and all kinds of food fall from the sky as a scientist tries to solve world hunger. However, things go terribly wrong when excess amounts of food overload cities and towns.

I watched the DVD with my two daughters. The younger one, who is six, said it was good but not excellent. She said she could watch it again, but might get bored with it after that. My older daughter said she thought it was disappointing at first but took more interest in it when she learned how Flint could make a machine that made food grow in and fall from the sky. It was more funny than interesting, she said. Like her younger sister she thought she could only watch it two or possibly three times, which is less than most of the films in their DVD collection. They could name a string of DVDs that they found more entertaining than this, almost certainly most of their collection in fact, but it was better than a few - although they couldn't name a single one that was not as good.

I thought it was OK, par for the course, and nothing exceptional. I smiled a few times but rarely laughed out loud. Worth renting, not sure I'd recommend a new purchase. Over the past couple of years I have watched many animated children's/family films on DVD and this would struggle to match most of them, partly because the standard of those we have seen has been so high. Three stars for being average, just about worth watching, but you won't be missing much if you gave this a by-pass.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By N. Langford on 23 Feb 2010
Format: DVD
This was a lovely movie about the dreams we hold as children and the hope that we may one day achieve them. The comedy is light hearted, the visuals are mouth-wateringly stunning (especially the Jelly Mall) and the story itself, holds your attention. I believe the movie was aimed at all ages, as there was something for everyone. I can truely say that I was looking forward to this DVD arriving and it did not disappoint, I would whole-heartedly recommend this to anyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rasmus Svendsen on 30 Jan 2010
Format: Blu-ray
The animation is fantastic and it looks great in this blu ray edition. It is worth seeing the movie just because of this. As one of the other reviewers mentioned it is a great movie for grown up'ish people too. The colours are great and they have a psychedelic feel to them. The story is very straightforward without too many surprises, but with a bunch of funny moments. I don't know if this movie is great for kids, but if I had kids I would definitely give it a try.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 28 May 2014
Format: Blu-ray
"Have you ever felt like you were a little bit different?"

It took nearly three years to bring 2009's "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs" to the big screen - and after watching 86 minutes of its digitally realized anarchic genius - I can safely say it was money well spent. Not only is Columbia/Sony Animation Pictures baby a visually sumptuous watch - it's properly funny for its entire duration, genuinely touching when it needs to be and endlessly inventive in both character and dialogue. It also boasts something rarer than a conscience in the UKIP party - a moral centre that's not stylized schlock - but a story that's loaded with pressing observations about avarice in our increasingly chubby consumerist society. All this and it's effortless cool too. The audience was both smiling and applauding when the credits rolled in our cinema.

Flint Lockwood (voiced to perfection by Bill Hader) is a nerdy school kid - always inflicting his scatological inventions on his parents, his classmates and the good townsfolk of Swallow Falls - a tiny island situated on the map beneath the 'A' on Atlantic. Swallow Falls is the Sardine Capitol of the World - a town that lives on and off the shiny oily silver mites - and Flint's Dad (of Tim's Sardine Bait & Tackle Shop) is proud of it. Flint's father is hard working for sure but since Mom died 10 years back has become safe and unadventurous and prone to mumbling fish metaphors that don't make any sense (a stunning turn by James Caan).
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Lauren Thomas on 18 Aug 2010
Format: DVD
I had seen some pretty good professional reviews of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs", and since I am generally a fan of animation (who doesn't love "Finding Nemo" and "Ratatouille"?!) I was very pleased when I received this film as a gift.

For those who don't know (I didn't!) this film is based on a popular children's book from the late 70s, and is about (in a nutshell) a young scientist who is desperate to invent something that will improve everyone's life and will make his somewhat old-fashioned father proud. His invention? A machine that can turn rain into food, which although seems great at first look, inevitably causes huge problems.

First of all, this film has an absolutely brilliant voice cast including Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan, and all of these actors have been cast perfectly. It also has a fantastic supporting cast of characters, my favourites being Steve the monkey, voiced by Neil Patrick Harris and Officer Earl Devereaux, voiced by none other than Mr T. The little asides from these characters had me in stitches throughout the film, and the animation is bright, imaginative and beautiful.

Whilst I've read some reviews by people complaining about "plot holes" and the like, the fact is, this is animation and is a film about raining food(!) so I think it is wise to suspend relief with this film and simply enjoy. It is hugely funny, is packed full of endearing and hilarious characters, and ends beautifully. I can see myself watching this one over and over again!
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