Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Phil Lord (2009)

89min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Based on the bestselling children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett, this is a colourful, clever and snazzy animated romp. Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) is a nerdy scientist whose inventions normally end in failure. But he makes his home town famous after he creates a machine that turns water into food - it accidentally gets shot into the sky, and soon it starts raining cheeseburgers. Overeager TV weathergirl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) covers the story, and teams up with Flint when the falling food threatens to cause a disaster. The voice talents of Hader and Faris - and an unmissable turn from Mr T as the town's cop - make the characters funny and believable. There is not a wasted moment in this intelligent, surprising and entertaining visual treat, which is a family film that really will please the whole family.

Summary

An incompetent scientist finally invents something that works - a machine that turns water into food. When the device gets launched into the atmosphere, it has a strange effect on his town's weather, causing giant meals to fall from the sky to the delight of the residents - until it gets out of control. Animated comedy, with the voices of Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan.

Cast & Crew

Flint Lockwood Bill Hader
Sam Sparks Anna Faris
Tim Lockwood James Caan
Steve the Monkey Neil Patrick Harris
Mayor Shelbourne Bruce Campbell
"Baby" Brent Andy Samberg
Earl Devereaux Mr T
Manny Benjamin Bratt
Cal Devereaux Bobb'e J Thompson
Director Phil Lord
Director Chris MiIler
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 18 Sep 2009
Comedy Drama Children's