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

Available in HD on supported devices

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 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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21 of 23 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By OEJ & SKY 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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38 of 43 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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3 of 3 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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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Daniel James on 7 July 2010
Format: Blu-ray
All the other reviews here seem to just talk about the film....BUT WHAT ABOUT THE 3D?

I can tell you that I have just finished watching this in glorious 3D and it is the business.

Leaving the story behind I can say that the 3D experience is every bit as good as the cinema, if not better as I can sit at home with a beer and watch this one with the family.

I have tested this using the Samsung syncmaster 2233 3d lcd and the Acer H5360 projector, using the new and updated version of Cyberlink Powerdvd 10 installed on a Windows 7 pc with the nVidia 3D transmitter and glasses.

The Samsung has the same ghosting issues that all 3D LCD seems to have but the Acer H5360 projector was fantastic, no ghosting just amazing pop out imagery !

I have also tested this film in 3D with an Optoma HD67 with drivers acquired from the nVidia forums and it too is flawless in 3D playback.

If you have the kit for 3D gaming on the PC then all you need is the Powerdvd 10 software and today's latest update from their website and you are good for Bluray 3D. Also the Powerdvd software will convert ALL of your 2D media into 3D on the fly.

Hope this is a bit more informative than 'my Gran loved this film etc etc etc'.
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