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Flint Lockwood now works at The Live Corp Company for his idol Chester V. But he's forced to leave his post when he learns that his most infamous machine is still operational and is churning out menacing food-animal hybrids.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Flint Lockwood (voice)
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Sam Sparks (voice)
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Tim Lockwood (voice)
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Chester V (voice)
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Brent McHale (voice)
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Manny (voice)
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Steve (voice)
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Earl Devereaux (voice)
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Barb (voice)
Cody Cameron ...
Barry / Dill Pickle (voice)
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Kris Pearn ...
Craig Kellman ...
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Cal Devereaux (voice)
Bridget Hoffman ...
Young Flint (voice)
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Storyline

After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world. Written by Reese Sara Eversting

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Rated PG for mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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27 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$34,017,930 (USA) (27 September 2013)

Gross:

$119,793,567 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Trivia

Terry Crews replaces Mr. T as the voice of Earl Devereaux. Mr. T was asked to voice the character for the sequel, but declined. Many of Devereaux's body and facial expressions in the sequel were based on Crews' on-screen presence. See more »

Goofs

Chester V says that the food storm Flint created earlier did not destroy Lady Liberty. However, in the credits of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, we can see that Lady Liberty has also been damaged. See more »

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Crazy Credits

Similar to the Columbia Pictures title screen sequence from the first movie where the Torch Lady is dislodged off the pedestal by a giant banana that falls from the sky. That banana then turns into a banana-ostrich hybrid with Barry the strawberry hopping on it and riding away with it. See more »

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So disappointing
21 October 2013 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

I'm resigned to the fact that "0 out of 124 people" will find the following review useful (in the world of IMDb, dissenting opinions are usually regarded as useless - quite odd, as I always enjoy reading reviews that challenge my thoughts on a film). Anyway, here goes: If the original Cloudy was like one of those Heston Blumenthal dishes that's both outrageously odd and utterly brilliant - I don't know, perhaps fried egg with jam and Rice Krispies - then this misguided, saccharine sequel is a pointless pudding, an overly sweet dessert that makes you sick up a bit of the main course.

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) lands a job with a shady corporation run by his childhood hero - funny how he wasn't mentioned in the first film - who decides to send Flint back to his home island for the post-first-film clean-up, whilst playing him off against his friends. The island itself is now inhabited by living beings made of food, including a cute little strawberry with the voice of Eric Cartman, a spider comprising Big Mac and fries, and a taco-dile that spits vegetables everywhere. Are you sure this script is ready? The problem, no doubt, is that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were only on hand to provide the story and exec-produce, with former South Park staffer Erica Rivinoja botching the writing job, and Cody Cameron (Shrek, Madagascar) and Cloudy contributor Kris Pearn taking care of the rest.

There are a few good jokes - the fishing trip, the translation, Steve the monkey generally - but it's largely overbearing sentiment, food creatures with punny names (essentially a Twitter hashtag that got out of hand), and Steve Jobs-based villainy, a sort of Robots/Wreck-It Ralph/Jurassic Park III hybrid, with a minimum of heart, wit and invention. I wanted something as anarchic and genuinely original as the first movie. Instead, I got a film that's not only aimed at kids, but doggedly conventional, and insultingly predictable, both in its re-treading of old ground and its telegraphing of old jokes.

It's the most disappointing movie I've seen for a couple of years at least.


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