Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

I loved this movie, because I felt like I related to the main character. The protagonist was working hard both to please his parents and himself. In addition, his father had trouble expressing how he felt about his son's achievements.

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader)

Another theme I liked is working together as a community.

Most of the characters were likable. The fat mayor was somewhere along the lines of scary and disgusting.

[Actual Post Date and Time 3/16/10 12:13 AM][20191201 Edit]

Sam Sparks (Anna Faris)

I remember watching the movie once before, but I didn't remember any of it. Watching it again today, I primarily enjoyed it. There were some moments when I thought the movie was weird and some moments where I felt it broke my suspension of disbelief.

What I most enjoyed about the movie was the messages it conveyed. First, one shouldn't be ashamed of being smart. Second, one should pursue one's dreams. Third, it is better to work together as a community. Fourth, don't consume too many sweets.

Flint's father Tim Lockwood (James Caan)

With that being said, it failed to directly talk about being wasteful. Instead, there was the pile of food waste that just accumulated (surprisingly without spoiling and stinking up the town) and eventually flooded the town.

In the end, the movie had a couple of positive messages, but didn't tell the most convincing story. I'd give it a 6.5 out of 10. Or a 65 on Criticker.

Netflix determined the movie for me as a 92% match. I decided to give the movie neither a thumbs up nor a thumbs down.

'Baby' Brent (Andy Samberg)

Instant Comments:
Huh. "I have my eye on you." should technically be "I have you on my eye."
"Gummi bears" - Steve
Why have it run at night? That's a waste of food.
Ha. That mayor. "It's all his fault."

Flint and his monkey Steve (Neil Patrick Harris)

Strong finish, especially with his dad.

Watched 20100120 @ Flight to MD
Watched 20191130 (Netflix, Instant) (Streaming until 20191130)
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Phil Lord, Christopher Miller. 90 min [loosely bot children's botsn (1978) by Judi and Ron Barrett]

Sam and Flint jump into a pool of Jello.

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