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Year of Release: 2009
Director(s): Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Animation Studio:Columbia Pictures/Sony Animation
Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes
My Rating: 2 Stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A PERFECT STORM OF HUMOR, HEART AND HOT DOGS!"
-Michelle Tan, People Magazine
When Flint Lockwood's (Bill Hader) latest contraption accidentally destroys the town square and rockets up into the clouds, he thinks his inventing career is over. Then, something amazing happens as delicious cheeseburgers start raining from the sky. His machine starts to run amok, unleashing spaghetti tornadoes and giant meatballs that threaten the world! Now it's up to Flint, with the help of weather girl Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) and Steve, his talking monkey assistant, to find some way to shut down the machine before the world is covered in super-sized meatballs!
I really wanted to love this movie, but I really should've gone in with lower expectations. Its source material is a children's (mostly picture) book that is all of 32 pages long and, let's face it, watching any children's CG animation that isn't Pixar is a gamble. But Cloudy (the book) was a childhood favorite, this movie is from the same studio that did Surf's Up (which is shockingly good), and one of the characters is voiced by Bruce Campbell. Well, this movie isn't terrible - I did manage to make it through the whole thing and even chuckled once or twice - but it most definitely isn't very good either.
Probably more like 2.5 stars than 2.
Rated G (MPAA)
2009 (Year of Release)