Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) - Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Phil Lord
Stars: Anna Faris, Bill Hader
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 24 out of 172 found boring (13.95%)

One-line Reviews (125)

Its exciting to see spatially cinematic competence.

The visuals are stunning, surrealistic and sometimes even dark, especially if you think about the fact that it's an animated kids film.

The story is just as entertaining as the visuals.

But even if you don't, it'll still be very entertaining.

As action packed as any more adult action movie .

Sure the story and the development of it isn't exactly the most original(Actually, it was pretty predictable) but it was still very funny to look at, mostly because of the great visuals: Instead of giving it a realistic look like in most of the recent animated films, the characters designs and the sceneries were stylish and surreal, and this made the film even more enjoyable.

It was fun, entertaining and even left me having to catch up with the jokes at certain parts.

Some of the other characters were just boring and not that great.

I was pleasantly surprised that it was entertaining enough for me.

I don't think I can heap enough praise on the cleverly constructed story and the superbly timed comedy, so I'll drive my point home by saying that Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will delight you in the most unexpected ways.

Plot-wise it's really simple, clichéd and predictable.

This movie was pretty boring and plain ridiculous (even for an animated film).

Once again a kid's film succeeds at entertaining more than just the kids!

Besides that the voice acting is generally entertaining, with particular kudos going to James Caan and Mr. T, both of whom create memorably eccentric and funny characters.

Don't waste your time on this and rather watch one of the other animated movies.

While the film is very good and very much worth the watch, I wasn't really excited like I normally am for a film like this.

The effects are just stunning and the visuals are brilliant with colors.

I was expecting more and was disappointed, but still it was worth the watch and the animation was really good.

Its pretty predictable and very easy to tell what will happen and how the film will end.

Regardless, the animation was stunning, combining a tribute to Ron Barret's amazing illustrations in background with pleasantly cartoony characters.

Cloudy with a Chance of Cliché.

There are some moments which are very good and entertaining with very good visual effects .

Over all Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is worth the watch as a rental for the kids.

The action was adrenaline- pounding.

A fascinating story and probably the funniest animated movie I've ever seen .

Unfortunately, what doesn't work is the story, as it comes off as too cliche and predictable for it's own good using the same old underdog story we've seen before.

Plot is a bit strangers and whole fable is sometimes very boring or better to say strange .

Very entertaining and fun character.

This animation is enjoyable from beginning to end.

But the presentation is so random, so rushed, that it's hard to follow what these people are supposed to be doing.

It's one of the most enjoyable animation movies ever created.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.

Sam Sparks' physicality is toned-down here, but Faris delivers silly, bizarre and delightfully off-center lines that keep her character unique and enjoyable.

The film was engrossing from beginning to end.

One cliché after another.

Sonetimes a good movie is simple and cliché.

Recently my mother purchased the DVD for me when she got it for a special price with another purchase at HMV and when I watched it this evening, I enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time around.

Silly for Adults but also Funny and Entertaining .

It's hilarious and engaging throughout.

Verdict: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is one of the funniest films of the year - a hugely enjoyable, superbly written and brilliantly animated comedy that'll send you out of the cinema grinning from ear to ear.

The 3D is excellent, with some sequences quite stunning.

For example, while showing footage of food destroying the Eiffel tower and the Great Wall of China, a news anchor comments on how the food storm seems to be attacking famous monuments first before heading off to more boring parts of the world.

It's a fantastic film and I hope everyone enjoyed it on the big screen in 3D.

There were moments, especially throughout the movie's undeniably thrilling climax, in which my jaw just dropped in amazement.

A hilarious and imaginatively entertaining animated movie.

blown away, visually stunning and hilarious .

It's great to watch and I highly recommend it!

Is a good and enjoyable movie of the whole family.

), but it's also one of the most visceral, inventive, entertaining, ingenious, silly movies that I've seen this year!

Cloudy with sheer boredom .

Not to mention, while the subplot with Flint's father-son relation is heartwarming enough, it feels overshadowed by juvenile humor, pointless moments with Flint and other residents, and I was left much to be desired.

It had elements from the book that stimulated our memories, and plenty of new and exciting moments to keep us guessing.

I've seen so many "let's rub a message down the kid's throat" movies that it does tend to get a little boring and predictable.

I saw it in the normal format, but I'm sure it was an intense hoot in 3D.

Action can get boring when it's non-stop and over 10 straight minutes of it.

The inventions are then seen throughout the film, either taking an active role in the plot or, in the television's case, looting the town's electronics store for an enjoyable throwaway gag.

Although it isn't particularly complex, thought-provoking, beautiful or masterful, it's a very entertaining, funny, cute-as-hell and effective animated film.

While I admire the food visuals, the occasional likable and silly character, some of the jokes, and message to never give up on your dreams, the predictable story, majority pos obnoxious characters, and annoying character animation keep me from enjoying it all the way through.

It's just so enjoyable.

The town of Chewandswallow begins stark and grey, since it's an obvious dying and boring town.

The only two voices that mattered were Hader and Faris who did a stunning job in their roles.

With the voice talents of Bill Hader, Anna Faris, and James Caan, this light-hearted comedy is well worth the watch.

Many of the jokes were repetitive to the point of annoyance, including the "saying what I'm doing" montages.

The characters were very enjoyable.

Not only did they butcher the fantastic book, but it was crude, weird, and 5 minutes into it I was begging to leave the theater.

For a family film, it is enjoyable all around.

The film is entertaining for both the kids and the adults to enjoy, so there's no need to worry.

I walked out of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs with very much the same feeling as I did with '08's aforementioned Bolt: astonished by how mediocre I initially expected the film to be, and how enjoyable it actually ended up being.

Enjoyable Watch with a fun concept and colorful visuals.

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is an animation silly for adults but also funny and entertaining.

I first saw this film at the cinema with a member of support staff at my former care home five years ago and we both enjoyed it a lot.

Yawn .

As usual, however, that leads to the problem of whether it would stick too much to the book to be entertaining for the screen or a Hollywood catastrophe that steals only the title?

Somewhere it got stupid and really slow.

Unless watching with children, don't waste your time.

There are two many intelligent animated features out there to waste your time watching schlock like this.

Even as an adult, I find Cloudy to be entertaining and quite magical.

On the whole though Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs is a fun film, definitely above average and definitely worth watching if only to admire its originality.

some may call Up(2009) a creative and notative animated dramatic comedy or what the hell movie,but i call it as most boring animation i've ever seen.

Entire illustrations are recreated for the movie with stunning nods to Ron Barret's artwork.

Enjoyable for the whole family.

I was bored very quickly, and the young audience I was sharing the film with were equally unenthralled.

The rest of the cast are either forgettable, annoying, just there to get a laugh, or are just pointless entirely (although Sam Sparks is enjoyably quirky in her own right).

Despite a bit of a lag in the middle and the tedious doling-out of some slightly over-wrought life-lessons, this movie has one of the best-written scripts for an animated family comedy that I've come across.

I find it very hard to believe that adults would waste even a year of their life on this piece of garbage.

With time, exports die out, people get bored of eating sardines all day long and despair settles on the town.

I've seen it in 3D, which I do not believe in, and I am sure that a 2D experience is as good, and enjoyable for everyone.

Unlike some other films that appeal to all ages, this is not because it has innuendo that kids won't get, but because it is a great and enjoyable film.

This was the most enjoyable film of the year, besides Up.

Although it isn't particularly complex, thought-provoking, beautiful or masterful, it's a very entertaining, funny, cute-as-hell and effective animated film.

I ended up turning it off because it was dull.

In general, animated movies seem to follow the tried and tested 'Hero vs villain' model which to any film veteran fast becomes tiresome.

Let's start with everything I found painfully predictable: 1) Dead mother 2) Grieving father who's not thrilled with his nerdy kid.


The lack of story in the trailer is guessedly due to the desire of the producers to keep the plot developments as unanticipated turns (and rightly so).

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is a treat for children and a torture for diabetics.

Overall, this film is very good and enjoyable.

The story is predictable and bland.

Parents, I guarantee you that if you go see this movie with your kids, you will be in for one hilarious and exciting ride that makes this film almost as good as 'Up'.

Imaginative and entertaining film .

Most adults, while shaking our heads at the sheer ridiculousness, will still find it to be a very enjoyable experience and a way above average animated film.

) CWACOM has some great set-pieces and action, some snappy dialogue and amusing sight-gags, it also effectively straddles the line without being too kiddy nor too adult-oriented.

But this movie is most possibly one of the best animations with witty antics, stunning animation, and an intelligent plot.

With his hometown of Swallow Falls teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, would-be super inventor Flint Lockwood unleashes his newest creation on the world and watches as it literally takes on a life of his own.

After years of acclaim and forget, they have made it into an enjoyable family film.

Enjoyable To A Point .

entertaining and energetic .

This film is still excellent and engrossing in 2D.

Absolutely stunning visuals.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a very entertaining animated film which, in my opinion, has enough charm and clever jokes to be one of the best animated films of 2009 (probably second to Up).

There are a range of hit-and-miss supporting players: Flint's love-interest Sam Sparks (Faris) is delightful, Mr T's energetic copper and Samberg's adult-baby are both humorous whilst Flint's father is over-dramatic, Campbell's Mayor is tedious and the pet monkey that can talk, Steve (Harris), outstays his welcome in a hurry.

A really enjoyable film for anyone, and highly recommended.

There seems to be a trend in children's movies to borrow the intense action scenes from "grown up" action flicks and animate them.

In spite of the animation being slightly inconsistent in places and a couple of repetitive lines, this film really is a feast for the eyes and is without doubt one of the most creative I've ever seen.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was extremely entertaining.

Though it may look like a cheesy kids movie, this movie is entertaining for all ages!

There was one bit character that I found highly entertaining who had the best line in the whole thing when referring to hamburgers as tasting "significantly better than sardines".

This thing is filled with undeveloped plot devices, paper thin back stories, pretentious 'Father/Son' conflict element that remains lifeless and dull throughout the entire picture.

A delight and delicious to watch, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is beautifully crafted, nicely executed, and looked stunning.

The designs look awful, and the movement is unwatchable.

I may be wrong but I don't think I have enjoyed a kid's movie this much since Monster House, (Up and Wall-E are better, Monster House more enjoyable).

This story actually addresses this tough issue, while entertaining us with a romp and a grand adventure.

because as a point of view,,Up(2009) was a great movie but for god sake i couldn't bare,based on i feel it's no more for kids,i am an adult person(apparently),but when i choose an animation to watch,i don't expect to jump into deep thoughts,i am waiting to spend it on the most exciting way as possible,and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was the movie i was looking for.

Hollywood cartoons of late have been predictable, bland and boringly alike.

Do yourself a favour, get a ticket, and be prepared to be served with a charming, entertaining course of comedy, drama, and fun.