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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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Phil Lord (written for the screen by), Christopher Miller (written for the screen by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hader ... Flint Lockwood (voice)
Anna Faris ... Sam Sparks (voice)
James Caan ... Tim Lockwood (voice)
Andy Samberg ... 'Baby' Brent (voice)
Bruce Campbell ... Mayor Shelbourne (voice)
Mr. T ... Earl Devereaux (voice)
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Cal Devereaux (voice)
Benjamin Bratt ... Manny (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris ... Steve (voice)
Al Roker ... Patrick Patrickson (voice)
Lauren Graham ... Fran Lockwood (voice)
Will Forte ... Joe Towne (voice)
Max Neuwirth Max Neuwirth ... Young Flint (voice)
Peter Siragusa ... Rufus (voice)
Angela Shelton ... 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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Country:

USA

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English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

18 September 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$100,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,304,648, 20 September 2009

Gross USA:

$124,870,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$243,006,126
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Amy Poehler and Will Arnett planned to produce and star in the film during the early development stages. See more »

Goofs

The FLDSMDFR needs a power station to enable it to work. Who powers it when it is floating in the sky? See more »

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[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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On the Columbia Pictures title screen, the Torch Lady is dislodged off the pedestal by a giant banana that falls from the sky. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 2009 (2010) See more »

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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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Silly for Adults but also Funny and Entertaining
19 December 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the small island of Swallow Falls, the outcast boy Flint Lockwood is a clumsy inventor encouraged by his mother. When the island is not capable of exporting the production of sardine, the fish becomes the basis of the alimentation of the locals that have to consume it all the times. Years later, Flint's mother dies and his skeptical father Tim Lockwood, who is an old fisherman that has a store that sells sardine, gives a partnership in his store and invites Flint to work with him. But Flint has just invented a food processor that converts water into food and decides to test the piece of equipment. However, he accidentally launches it to the space and begins to rain hamburgers and other food in the island. A television sends the trainee of the weather department Sam Sparks to cover the phenomenon and Flint becomes famous. However, the greedy and glutton Mayor Shelbourne overworks the machine and the food becomes a menace to the human race.

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" is an animation silly for adults but also funny and entertaining. The satire with the world of destructive fast food loses the opportunity to give a message to children about the wrong type of food and prefers a naive and foolish story with a beautiful visual. But children will certainly love this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Tá Chovendo Hamburguer" ("It Is Raining Hamburguer")


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