Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

I'm never too keen on animated films. Especially the more recent ones. But Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is laugh-out-loud hilarious.

At least for the first half of the movie.

Bill Hader is the voice of Flint, an inventor who wants to help feed his town anything but sardines. So he invents a machine that will cause it to rain any type of food he asks.

Anna Faris is the voice of Sam, a television reporter seeking her big break. She's on the site for when the gizmo begins and the sky begins raining food.

The townspeople are exited for the new choices and Flint is the new celebrity, but the only person he wants recognition from is his father, Tim (voiced by James Caan) who doesn't like technology and wants things to go back to the way things were.

As expected, things begin to go haywire and the food begins to mutate. It's up to Flint and Sam to fly up to the clouds and stop the food from falling.

As I said, the first half of the film is hilarious. Like the small jokes found in Horton Hears a Who, you'll need to be quick to catch some of the jokes behind the main action.

I laughed out loud 'till I cried during the snowball fight with the ice cream. Flint had never had a snowball fight so he starts to pelt as many people as he can with ice cream balls.

Last through the beginning of the film and you can just survive to the end.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Single-Disc Edition)

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