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Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsTalk 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 ...Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsAnimationPT81MPGTalk 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 ...2009-09-16Bruce CampbellAndy SambergBruce Campbell, Andy Samberg
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

(Sony Pictures Animation)

B-

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Genre: Animation; Starring: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg; Director: Chris Miller; Author: Chris Miller; Release Date Wide: 09/18/2009; Runtime (in minutes): 81; MPAA Rating: PG

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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