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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)
... Mayor Shelbourne (voice)
... Earl Devereaux (voice)
... Cal Devereaux (voice)
... Manny (voice)
... Steve (voice)
... Patrick Patrickson (voice)
... Fran Lockwood (voice)
... Joe Towne (voice)
Max Neuwirth ... Young Flint (voice)
... Rufus (voice)
... Regina Devereaux (voice)
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Storyline

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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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  »

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Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,304,648, 20 September 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$124,870,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,006,126
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Trivia

(At around twenty-eight minutes) In one scene, a rainbow of little colored bite-sized candies ends in children's mouths. This is a reference to Skittles, a fruity bite-sized candy whose slogan is "Taste The Rainbow". See more »

Goofs

(at around 11 mins) When the Mayor is leaning against the fence his left thumb is passing through the fence geometry. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

When Columbia Pictures logo appears and banana kicks off the torch lady to take of her place, and the dust of clouds appears to forms Sony Animation Studios logo. See more »

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Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #51.4 (2014) See more »

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Sirius
Written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
Performed by The Alan Parsons Project
Courtesy of Arista Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Normally I love animated movies........
11 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of animated movies. From 'Wall-E' to 'How to train your dragon' from 'Toy Story' to 'Finding Nemo' to (yes) 'Frozen'. I just love them. 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' is definitely not an animated movie I love or even like. One cliché after another. The absolutely unintelligent, stupid 'villains' there to hate without a real purpose (I'm not even sure how that is possible) just like the 'heroes' (who are not likable and couldn't produce an intelligent thought at all). In the middle of the movie I gave up and pressed 'forward' because at least I wanted to find out how the movie ended. The ending was just as useless as the rest of the movie. I did not enjoy the movie.


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