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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Anastasia and I took our daughter to see Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (2009) on Saturday afternoon. For a new, very family friendly movie we were surprised to find the theater so empty. Perhaps the good weather was keeping everyone outdoors?

All 3 of us enjoyed the movie, however, there is an after effect that I should warn you of. Be sure not to go on an empty stomach, because all of the food on screen will drive you crazy.

I only really recognized 1 voice in the movie. That of Mr. T, and I kept expecting him to say "I pity the fool". But he didn't, or if he did, I was too busy laughing at something else to hear it. I didn't even recognize Neil Patrick Harris as the voice of Steve the Monkey or James Caan as Tim Lockwood, the father of the main character, Flint, the geeky inventor. Perhaps that's a good thing, because I found Mr. T's voice distracting and I was tiring of hearing him say "I luuuuuv you son".

The story is fairly simple, Flint, the inventor, dreams of inventing something to help everyone's life. Sam Sparks is the weathergirl covering the phenomenon, but hides her intelligence, dumbing herself down for the job. She lets down her guard, showing her true intelligence in bits and pieces and becomes Flint's love interest. It's a wholesome, disney'eque type story and definitely suitable for all ages, even the young ones. They will marvel at the variety of foods dropping from the sky, the ice cream mountains, characters making snow angels in fudge and bubbling nacho pools.

I give it a thumbs up. Don't blame me if you have a sudden taste for hot dogs, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, donuts or ice cream. You were warned. Lol!

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Auntie E said...

Lately when we have gone to the theaters, they have been empty. I always liked that ,it felt like I was rich and bought the theater out just for us,lol. Glad you all enjoyed the show. I think we have a couple more free entry coupons, I might go on a satisfied tummy,lol.

Auntie E-Kitchen said...

Oh yeah, Need some new music. My coffee in in Hand and I am ready to order up food. but my coins need new music.
Oh Yeah, What happened last Thursday? I was ready. Didn't find a link up?
Oh yeah. How is all at your home? Kids adjusting to school? Anastasia do well and back to work? And How about that car of yours? Wheels good?
Missed talking most of last week... Drop by my Kitchen table and Talk:-)

StaceyC4 said...

My husband took our nine year old and his friend to see it too and the boys loved it. Frank was surprised that the tickets cost so much - $2 more than usual because of the 3-D, so that put a damper on the whole experience for him. $40 for three people to see a movie and have some popcorn seemed a little steep.

blueviolet said...

Thanks for the review! I'm really looking forward to it!

Jen said...

We haven't gone yet but saw a trailer when we saw Up and we got the book at the library. Lots of fun, can't wait. Glad you got out and had a laugh.

Lola said...

They didn't offer the movie in 3D at the theater we saw it at. No big deal, I'm not really a fan of 3D.

Jordasche Bledsoe said...

I look forward to seeing this movie. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it :)

Petula said...

Sounds tasty... I mean sounds like a good movie. :)

miyaz said...

though it contained humor it gave vast message for audience. never give up guys. continue it till you success. i think this will be the main moral. it came out with fantasy plot . one scientist created food machine which can convert water in to food. but when machine created own brain it sweets food became a flood. nice plot isn't it?


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