This is the official Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs animation movie. Rendering the main characters voices are Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell and James Caan. This animated movie from Sony Pictures and Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group has been topping this weeks box office with over $30M in tickets sales.

The Plot:

In 2009, Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" will be the most delicious event since macaroni met cheese. Inspired by the beloved children's book, the film focuses on a town where food falls from the sky like rain. Bill Hader will voice Flint Lockwood, a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Anna Faris takes on the role of Sam Sparks, a weathergirl covering the phenomenon who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior. James Caan plays Tim Lockwood, Flint's technophobic father. Andy Samberg plays Brent, the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Bruce Campbell plays Mayor Shelbourne, who figures out that Flint's invention can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. Mr. T plays the by-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux, and Tracy Morgan takes on the role of Earl's rule-breaking son, Cal. [D-Man2010]

The timeless tale has been adapted from Ron and Judi Barrett's book, which illustrates a world where giant pancakes and pasta fall from the sky as a scientist tries to solve world hunger. However, things go terribly wrong when excess amounts of food overload cities and towns. -IMDb

The Stars:

Bill Hader as Flint Lockwood (voice)

Anna Faris as Sam Sparks (voice)
James Caan as Tim Lockwood (voice)
Andy Samberg as 'Baby' Brent (voice)
Bruce Campbell as Mayor Shelbourne (voice)
Mr. T as Earl Devereaux (voice)
Bobb'e J. Thompson as Cal Deveraux (voice)
Benjamin Bratt as Manny (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris as Steve (voice)
Al Roker as Patrick Patrickson (voice)
Lauren Graham as Fran Lockwood (voice)
Will Forte as Joe Towne (voice)
Max Neuwirth as Young Flint (voice)
Peter Siragusa as Rufus (voice)
Angela Shelton as Regina Devereaux (voice)

Movie Critics Reviews:

Boston Globe (Joanna Weiss) -The most impressive thing about this film is the vibrancy of its world, created by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, veterans of the animated TV series “Clone High.’’ The characters are carefully drawn in the metaphoric sense, and cast with the obligatory hipster cred: Andy Samberg plays “Baby Brent,’’ a grown-up slacker who’s still sponging off his fame as an infant sardine mascot; Mr. T plays a police officer who does acrobatics in short shorts; and Neil Patrick Harris provides the voice of Flint’s sidekick, a monkey named Steve.

Chicago Tribune (Matt Pais) -Silly and surprisingly funny, "Meatballs" is light on its feet and quick-witted, with a bonus self-awareness that most family flicks confuse with irony. The celeb voices also come from the right celebs (including Bruce Campbell and Mr. T), disappearing into their characters instead of sounding like bored versions of themselves (as in "9"). It would have been nice to see writers-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller confront more impact behind edible weather (What happens to the restaurant industry? How do you water a crop of tomatoes with fudge?). Still, this tale of gluttony is coated in pancake syrup, twisted by a spaghetti tornado and elevated into something like a Wonka daydream.


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