Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Sunday 20th October 2013

Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Year: 2009
Stars: Bill Hader, Anna Faris (voices)

I had wanted to watch this for a while, but had never been massively concerned as I didn't necessarily believe it was going to be that good. Until about a week ago, when, for some reason, I decided that it had gotten really good reviews and was going to be a fun movie to watch.

What a let-down the actual movie turned out to be. It's all about Flint Lockwood (Hader), a boy who figures out how to get food to fall from the sky instead of rain. Which is, for some highly convoluted reasons, a good thing (at first at least, anyway). The film also makes a number of attempts at humour. If you were five, they would probably be quite funny jokes. Sadly, I'm not five.

Possibly I might think of this as a better movie if I had children of the right age who enjoyed it, but it just doesn't compete with the best animated movies out there. It was only a week or so ago I watched Finding Nemo, but I spent the majority of this movie wishing I had just put that film on again instead. 

Rating: 2 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.