• Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Release Date: September 18th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 5th, 2010

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

When hard times hit Swallow Falls, its townspeople can only afford to eat sardines. Flint Lockwood, a failed inventor, thinks he has the answer to the town's crisis. He builds a machine that converts water into food, and becomes a local hero when tasty treats fall from the sky like rain. But when the machine spins out of control and threatens to bury the whole world under giant mounds of food, Flint finds he may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T , Bobb'e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt

Director: Chris Miller , Phil Lord

Genres: Children , Animated , Comedy , Fantasy

Production Co: Sony Pictures Animation

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Small town, Amusing, Quest, Mother, Family, 2000s, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Ends with a big action sequence, turning into Raiders of the Lost Arby's when you wish it would serve up something less conventional. But by that time, the filmmakers have also served up a little food for thought, along with a lot of laughs. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    The splashy animation is well-executed but again a bit monotonous for a full-length feature. show more

  • 75
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    A joyful romp, devoid of the tiresome pop-culture references. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Animated Feature Film