Friday, January 15, 2010


CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS is a funny, smart, inventive, sweet movie that was overshadowed by a couple of other big animated releases this year. The script is very well done, with plenty of stuff for both kids and adults, and has a lot of nice layers and nuances to it. The animation is pretty good.

There's a nice subtext to the film that it is sweet for both kids and adults, that the two main characters are geeks who end up liking each other. The female character has been trained to act like a ditz because people expect that from a pretty girl, but in the end learns it's OK to channel her inner geek. The cast is very good as well.

I'm not a big fan of 3D, I'll write more about that at some point. This movie did not make the best use of it but at least it was not distracting.

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