Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Loosely based on the 1978 children’s book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs tells the story of aspiring inventor Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader) who develops a machine that can convert water into food following a series of failed experiments. But after the machine gains sentience and begins to develop food storms, Flint must destroy the machine in order to save the world.
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the 2009 Golden Globe-nominated animated movie is both visually and narratively pleasing. It is a fast-paced flick packed with humor that is often anarchic, wicked, random, and funny. While it’s definitely a laugh-fest, it also offers some delightful suspense towards the end.