Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
2-disc super-sized edDescription:
2 videodiscs (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
9786313303670, 0043396339552, Language:
Title from container
Based on the book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009
Special features: Director's commentary with Bill Hader; "A recipe for success: the making of Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" featurette; "Key ingredients: the voices of Cloudy with a chance of meatballs" featurette; Flint's food fight game; extended scenes; early development scenes; progression reels with introductions by visual effects supervisor Rob Bredow; interactive "Raining sunshine" sing-a-long; music video "Raining sunsine" by iCarly's Miranda Cosgrove; behind the scenes of Miranda Cosgrove's "Raining sunshine" music video; make it rain food
Voices: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Andy Samberg, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt, Neil Patrick Harris, Al Roker, Lauren Graham, Will Forte, Peter Siragusa, Angela Shelton
Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Sam Sparks is a weathergirl covering the town's weather phenomenon, but chooses to hide her intelligence behind a perky exterior. Tim Lockwood is Flint's technophobic father. Brent is the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Mayor Shelbourne exploits Flint's newest invention so he can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. By-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux has a rule-breaking son, Cal. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed
MPAA rating: PG; for brief mild language
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
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"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."
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is a film that embraces quirks, individuality, and good humor. It is loosely based on a children's book with the same title, by Judi Barrett. In this story, we follow protagonist Flint Lockwood's dream of being an amazing inventor. Unfortunately, his inventions do not always succeed as planned. In the meantime, his colorful life and enthusiasm clash hilariously with his drab hometown, Swallow Falls, whose only claim to fame is sardine-canning culture. When the world realizes sardines are "super gross," the citizens are stuck eating all the leftover sardines. Pickled, fried, poached, boiled, juiced... Cue our hero!
Flint manages to create the FLDSMDFR, which takes in clouds and spits out delicious food. Best of all, it works! So, naturally, Flint's invention takes the town by storm. Among other delightful characters, the food weather captures the attention of amateur weather girl, Sam Sparks, who hides her intelligence behind a perky exterior, and quickly finds a kindred spirit in Flint.
But is bigger always better? Do we really need to tweak and lose our true selves to please others?
Flint's story is hilarious and heartwarming, and frankly, I enjoyed it more than the latest Pixar releases. The script and jokes are perfect for children and adults--I had to pause the film several times because I couldn't stop laughing! This film doesn't solely depend upon A-list stars to draw in an audience. I found that the characters were beautifully developed in this tale of parental recognition, portion sizes, and self-confidence.
Bring a smile and your biggest appetite for adventure when you see this film! After all, "there's diem to carpe!"
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