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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Flint Lockwood (voice)
Sam Sparks (voice)
Tim Lockwood (voice)
'Baby' Brent (voice)
Earl Devereaux (voice)
Cal Devereaux (voice)
Manny (voice)
Steve (voice)
Fran Lockwood (voice)
Joe Towne (voice)
Max Neuwirth ...
Young Flint (voice)
Rufus (voice)


Flint Lockwood thinks he's a genius. But none of the things he invented are things that make sense or are useful. However, he has the support of his mother but when she dies, he's left alone with his father who thinks he should give it up. When the community that he lives in is in an economic crisis because their primary source of income, a sardine cannery, was shut down, Flint decides to try his latest invention, a machine that can turn water into food. But something goes wrong and the machine ends up in the atmosphere. Later it starts raining food. The shifty mayor tries to use this as a way to help their community, but when Flint senses something wrong with the machine, the mayor convinces him to ignore it. However, as Flint predicts, chaos ensues. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: An IMAX 3D Experience  »

Box Office


$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,583,544 (UK) (18 September 2009)


$124,870,275 (USA) (22 January 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bill Hader (Flint), Andy Samberg (Baby Brent), and Will Forte (Joe Towne) were all cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975) together for several seasons before this film. See more »


The radar screen on the portable Doppler radar sweeps counterclockwise. It should be clockwise. See more »


[first lines]
Flint Lockwood: Have you ever felt like you were a little bit different? Like you had something unique to offer the world, if you could just get people to see it. Then you know exactly how it felt to be me.
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Sunny with a chance of entertainment.
19 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs' may as well be called the funniest animated film of the year, because I have never laughed as much as I did at an animated movie.Parents, I guarantee you that if you go see this movie with your kids, you will be in for one hilarious and exciting ride that makes this film almost as good as 'Up'.

Flint Lockwood has been an inventor ever since he was a kid, but most of his inventions have been failures.He has made a walking television set, a lotion that can give you hair, and rat birds, which I claim to be rats and birds combined together.It then hits him.The whole town has been forced to eat nothing but sardines.Of course, nobody in the town of Swallow Falls enjoy sardines.There's also a heading in the newspaper that says sardines are gross.What if Flint can fix all of that? What if he can invent a machine that converts water into food? Well, he tries it and it actually works.Soon, everyone in Swallow Falls love Flint's invention.What's even better is that it will give you any food you want.Pizza, french fries, mashed potatoes, jello, ice cream, bacon, cheeseburgers, eggs, cheese, steak, olives, toast, donuts, and so on.Unfortantly for Swallow Falls, things get much worse.The food starts to get bigger and causes the town and everyone else in the world nothing but destruction and chaos.It's now up to Flint to save the day from what may be a food apocalypse.

Me and my friend sat in our seats, laughed endlessly, and couldn't wait until the DVD came out.When it does, I'll be sure to get it on the first day.If not the first day, I'll be sure to get it and watch it over and over again.

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