Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) 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… 2009-09-18 PG PT81M Animation Anna Faris Bill Hader Bruce Campbell Andy Samberg
Movie Review

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs | ICE CREAM, YOU SCREAM The weather report is high on sugar in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
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ICE CREAM, YOU SCREAM The weather report is high on sugar in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Sep 18, 2009; Rated: PG; Length: 81 Minutes; Genre: Animation; With: Anna Faris and Bill Hader

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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