Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Movie Madness: Week 11

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (Netflix, 2009)

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was originally based on the book written by Judi Barrett and illustrated by Ron Barrett. Though the plot was loosely referenced for the making of this film, a characteristic that made it stand out after a decade of animation is the rubberhose movement and extremely over-the-top expressions. This was a big leap after Sony Picture’s last film: Monster House. Pairing these elements to a beloved story we all heard before bedtime, Sony Picture’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was a hit. Making 243 million dollars and was “Certified Fresh” rating of 86% on rotten tomatoes. though its audience has grown up since its 2009 release it has made a resurgence over the years on the internet. This speaks volumes about the film’s animation, story, and overall influence on pop culture. If you are feeling nostalgic, or even a little hungry, give this movie a watch.

Final Thoughts

Favorite clip from the movie




3 Replies to “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”

  1. First off Id like to say, I really enjoy yall’s blog. I love this movie too its one of my personal favorite cartoons. Seeing this post made me figure out what movie Im def watching today!

  2. This movie was really entertaining when I first watched it. Honestly, it is one of those movies I could go back and watch and still find some level of humor towards it. Despite the second one not being as good I think that this movie makes a good name for itself.

  3. This was one of my favorites growing up! I think that it’s such a fun story, and I think a lot of the jokes and humor holds up and lands well even today. One of my friends last year was talking about never having seen it, and it was the coolest thing to see them watch it for the first time. As far as my favorite part, I agree with Lauren, Officer Earl chasing Flint down is a highlight.

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