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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sony Pictures Animation

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
81 minutes
Wide Release Date:
09/18/09
performer:
Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg
director:
Chris Miller
author:
Chris Miller
genre:
Animation

We gave it a B-

Talk about a high-pressure area. Judi and Ron Barrett’s children’s book has been tantalizing kids’ taste buds for ?30 years. So adapting the beloved ?story into a 3-D flick was a risky move. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs goes down easy enough at first. But even at a svelte 81 minutes, this meal drags on too long (you’ll be crying ”Basta!” by the time it’s raining pasta). Saturday Night Live‘s Bill Hader is restrained as Flint, a nerdy inventor who transforms the sleepy town of Swallow Falls into a meteorological marvel where the skies pour pizza, burgers, and Gummi Bears. A nice turn from Mr. T keeps the grade (barely) above C level. B-

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