Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Overview

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 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 Andy 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 ...
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Overview

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 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 Andy 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.
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Special Features

Directors' commentary with Bill Hader; DVD-ROM link to exclusive online fun
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
What kid wouldn't want to see a movie called Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs? The name promises such a messy good time, the biggest problem the movie faces is living up to such a gloriously goofy title. The story centers on inventor Flint Lockwood Bill Hader, a young man whose impractical creations -- such as spray-on shoes and a device that verbalizes a monkey's thoughts -- have yet to bring him fame or fortune. As a result of his continued struggles, his father James Caan wants him to stop his elaborate experiments and come work in his store selling sardines, their town's chief export. With the city having fallen on hard times, the ambitious mayor Bruce Campbell wants to make over the town into a tourist attraction. He sees his golden opportunity when Flint's newest invention -- a machine that turns water into food -- causes meatballs to rain down from on high. Flint, basking in the glory of his first success, falls for a weather channel reporter Anna Faris sent to cover this highly unusual phenomenon, but he still doesn't understand why his father doesn't seem to approve of him even after he's become the town hero. For an hour, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs revels in the kind of silliness the title suggests -- it's a thoroughly pleasant kid's film with just enough quirkiness to keep mom and dad happy. Flint's relationship with his father turns out to be the main thrust of the story; his desire to earn his dad's pride and respect drives him. The screenwriters underscore this point through the affectionate relationship between two other characters -- authoritative cop Earl Devereaux Mr. T and his young son, Cal. The former Clubber Lang is very funny, and rather touching, as a hard-nosed officer whose heart melts when it comes to his kid. He's so good it's kind of amazing nobody has thought to cast him in an animated film before. Though Mr. T might be the standout in this cast, he's far from the only highlight. Hader, Faris, and Campbell all manage to put a twist on their lines, making even the occasionally obvious punch lines work. In fact, the film really only loses steam in the final 30 minutes, which is an extended action sequence where Flint and the gang attempt to retrieve his meatball-making creation from the sky. The visuals, though fine, just don't have the pizzazz that the actors' voices do. And while little ones might not care about all that stuff, they certainly will get a kick out of the spaghetti tornado, the ice cream storm, and the cheeseburger downpour. Basically, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs succeeds because it does genuinely offer something to entertain everyone in the family.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/2010
  • UPC: 043396215634
  • Original Release: 2009
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 1,924

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bill Hader Voice Only
Anna Faris Voice Only
James Caan Voice Only
Andy Samberg Voice Only
Bruce Campbell Voice Only
Mr. T Voice Only
Bobb'e J. Thompson Voice Only
Benjamin Bratt Voice Only
Neil Patrick Harris Voice Only
Al Roker Voice Only
Lauren Graham Voice Only
Will Forte Voice Only
Max Neuwirth Voice Only
Peter Siragusa Voice Only
Angela Shelton Voice Only
Neil Flynn Voice Only
Liz Cackowski Voice Only
Technical Credits
Phil Lord Director, Screenwriter
Christopher Miller Director, Screenwriter
Judi Barrett Screenwriter
Lydia Bottegoni Co-producer
Robert Fisher Jr. Editor
Mary Hidalgo Casting
Sony Pictures Imageworks Animator
Chris Juen Co-producer
Michael Kurinsky Art Director
Yair Landau Executive Producer
Pam Marsden Producer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Justin K. Thompson Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
1. Chapter 1 [4:40]
2. Chapter 2 [:07]
3. Chapter 3 [:07]
4. Chapter 4 [:07]
5. Chapter 5 [2:07]
6. Chapter 6 [2:01]
7. Chapter 7 [2:13]
8. Chapter 8 [3:22]
9. Chapter 9 [2:20]
10. Chapter 10 [3:36]
11. Chapter 11 [2:30]
12. Chapter 12 [1:24]
13. Chapter 13 [4:27]
14. Chapter 14 [1:49]
15. Chapter 15 [3:09]
16. Chapter 16 [2:36]
17. Chapter 17 [3:13]
18. Chapter 18 [3:07]
19. Chapter 19 [3:47]
20. Chapter 20 [2:37]
21. Chapter 21 [3:28]
22. Chapter 22 [2:23]
23. Chapter 23 [2:21]
24. Chapter 24 [3:13]
25. Chapter 25 [3:18]
26. Chapter 26 [1:41]
27. Chapter 27 [3:18]
28. Chapter 28 [3:59]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
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   Special Features
      Commentary With Writers/Directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, and Actor Bill Hader - On
      Commentary With Writers/Directors Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, and Actor Bill Hader - Off
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Really bad

    This movie was really bad. It was really slow and had no point at all. I expected it to be much better, but all I saw was food falling from the sky. The movie says that after Flint made that invention, everyone was happy. I don't think people would be happy because of raining food, and Flint was destroying his dad's business. Don't waste even a second of your life watching this horrible movie. One star

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    worst movie ever made in the history of film

    I expected this movie to be much better when I saw the trailer. When I first saw it, I was obsessed with it! My computer background was the DVD cover, I tried to learn lessons with the movie and even dreamed i was in Chewandswallow. One day, I finally realized how pointless, boring and slow this movie was! I mean, first of all, sardines are not disgusting. They are just fish! Also, Flint did pretty bad stuff. I remember the scene when he and Sam were talking about what should fall from the sky, and Flint almost kissed her. The last conclusion is that raining food = stupid. Never, ever watch this ridiculous, insane, boring movie.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a good movie

    different

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2014

    WORST MOVIE!! It's like "oh no peanut butter got on me i ca

    WORST MOVIE!!
    It's like "oh no peanut butter got on me i can't breath". HATE MOVIE NEVER GET!!!!!
    Aaaaaa i got ate by a turkey help me. HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE MOVIE!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 26, 2014

    DO NOT ORDER!!!! THIS MOVIES CAME IN MY MAILBOZ TELLING ME THAT

    DO NOT ORDER!!!! THIS MOVIES CAME IN MY MAILBOZ TELLING ME THAT THE DIGITAL COPY HAS EXPIRED!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    what kind of movie is this!

    a waste of time and money...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    horrible

    this is a really bad movie. don't waste your time with it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great little film for everyone

    We saw this movie in the Theater for our daughter's fourth birthday party. It was fabulous in 3D then and just as great now without it. We'll always remember this film and pull it out often because of that.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    HILARIOUS!!!!!!

    Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a hit for families with at least one kid under the age of 13. Hilarious! The kids wil laugh out loud, and so will everyone else! It has a great storyline and wonderfull charachters. If you've ever read the picture book, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, to yourself or to the kids, you would love this movie! I have but a few closing words to you all...,"STEVE!!!! GUMMY BEARS!!!!". You'll see what I mean once you watch it!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Movie Ever Made in the History of Film

    Well, the title says it all! I could never decide what my favorite movie was until I saw CWACOM. I went into this movie with very high expectations. Normally when that happens, I end up hating the movie because it never lives up to them. However, this movie went above and beyond my expectations and I fell in love with it during the opening credits. I saw it in theatres five times (a new record that probably will never be topped!) and it was better each time I watched it. I laughed the entire time five times over, and I noticed something new with each viewing. Be warned: it is nothing like the book. I never liked the book when I was a kid, but I love the movie. I think the new plot and characters are much better and enjoyable than the book. I highly reccommend this movie for everyone!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    Kid's movie.... It was cute. Regardless of how little sense it m

    Kid's movie.... It was cute. Regardless of how little sense it made to me as an adult, I liked it. It's a cartoon, it doesn't have to be logical. My son loves it.
    Bottom line, stop looking so much into it. It wasn't written to entertain adults so much as children.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2010

    I did not think I would like this movie but I loved this movie

    Originally from the movie previews I just thought this movie looked too corny, but I rented for my kids and it is corny but in a good way. I laughed so hard. It is in a way like the classic cartoons which purpose is too make you laugh now warning the end can be a little scary for really small children my 5 year old ran from the room because of the attacking roasted chickens and I must admitt I was could see a lot of kids being scared of this slightly dark turn in the movie but most of the movie is not scary. So as a self-certified 80/90s/00s but not so much in 2010 couch potato movie junkie this movie gets an A+ from me :)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Weather Woes or Food Fun, What Do U Think?

    Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs with the voice talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Mr. T, Al Roker, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, and others is wonderful family entertainment. Plenty of vibrant colors and action will hold your attention with a storyline that encourages you to seek after your dreams as well as pursue a healthy lifestyle. This is a good DVD. All the foods shown give you a visual that is "mouth-watering." Be careful or you may start eating too much with all the foods coming at you. Part of the storyline offers a lesson and caution about over-eating, which could lead to obesity. **See for yourself this fun tale. Favorable review: great for family entertaining.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    HaHa! HeHe!

    I liked the movie even though it's not much of a plot. It's very funny and cute.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HAHA!

    I saw the previews for this movie months before it came out. The preview was pretty much just people looking up at the sky with their mouths hanging open, I was laughing so hard because it looked so weird. I decided that I wanted to watch it, just because of that. I was finally able to rent it. I laughed so hard I was almost crying during this movie! It was halarious! It may have been kind of pointless, but it was a funny and cute movie.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A good movie for kids and adults!

    Very entertaining. Well animated.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 24, 2010

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    Posted January 17, 2010

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    Posted January 24, 2010

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