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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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Animation, Adventure, Comedy |

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a American computer-animated science fiction comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation and loosely based on the 1978 children’s book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett. It was written and directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller in their directorial debuts.

In the film, an aspiring inventor named Flint Lockwood develops a machine that can convert water into food following a series of failed experiments. After the machine gains sentience and begins to develop food storms, Flint must destroy the machine in order to save the world.

Flint Lockwood is a 25 year old aspiring scientist who lives in Swallow Falls, a fictional tiny island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that has sardines as the base of its economy, but the Baby Brent Sardines cannery has closed and gone bankrupt due to worldwide disgust of sardines as food, which was all the residents had to eat from then on. Flint lives with Tim, his widowed father, and his pet monkey, Steve. One day, Flint invents a machine that transforms water into food called the “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator”. Flint turns on the FLDSMDFR in his laboratory, but ends up overloading and subsequently shorting out his house’s electrical supply.

Flint then decides to power the machine by hooking it up to the large riser pole at the nearby power substation. When Flint turns the machine back on, it ends up rocketing through town, destroying Sardine Land before ultimately shooting up into the sky. While recovering from his failure, Flint meets Samantha “Sam” Sparks, a weather intern whose big break was ruined by the incident. Their conversation is curtailed when brightly colored clouds float over the town and begin to rain cheeseburgers.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Writers: Phil Lord (written for the screen by), Christopher Miller (written for the screen by), Judi Barrett (book), Ron Barrett (book), Rob Greenberg

Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, James Caan, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte

Cast:

Bill HaderFlint Lockwood (voice)
Anna FarisSam Sparks (voice)
James CaanTim Lockwood (voice)
Andy Samberg‘Baby’ Brent (voice)
Bruce CampbellMayor Shelbourne (voice)
Mr. TEarl Devereaux (voice)
Bobb’e J. ThompsonCal Devereaux (voice)
Benjamin BrattManny (voice)
Neil Patrick HarrisSteve (voice)
Al RokerPatrick Patrickson (voice)
Lauren GrahamFran Lockwood (voice)
Will ForteJoe Towne (voice)
Max NeuwirthYoung Flint (voice)
Peter SiragusaRufus (voice)
Angela SheltonRegina Devereaux (voice)
Neil FlynnWeather News Network Producer (voice)
Liz CackowskiFlint’s Teacher (voice)
Isabella AcresAdditional Voices (voice)
Lori AlanAdditional Voices (voice)
Shane BaumelAdditional Voices (voice)
Bob BergenAdditional Voices (voice)
Cody CameronAdditional Voices (voice)
Marsha ClarkAdditional Voices (voice)
John CyganAdditional Voices (voice)
Ann DominicAdditional Voices (voice)
Paul EidingAdditional Voices (voice)
Jess HarnellAdditional Voices (voice)
Gary A. HeckerAdditional Voices (voice)
Phil LordAdditional Voices (voice)
Sherry LynnAdditional Voices (voice)
Danny MannAdditional Voices (voice)
Mona MarshallAdditional Voices (voice)
Mickie McGowanAdditional Voices (voice)
Christopher MillerAdditional Voices (voice)
Laraine NewmanAdditional Voices (voice)
Jan RabsonAdditional Voices (voice)
Grace RolekAdditional Voices (voice)
Jeremy ShadaAdditional Voices (voice)
Will ShadleyAdditional Voices (voice)
Melissa SturmAdditional Voices (voice)
Ariel WinterAdditional Voices (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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