Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Director: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris, Bruce Campbell, Andy Samberg, Mr. T, Bobb’e J. Thompson, Benjamin Bratt
Flint Lockwood is an aspiring inventor who lives in Swallow Falls, a small run-down island in the Atlantic Ocean which used to live of sardine fishing. He is about to have a breakthrough with a machine that turns water into food, but things don’t quite go to plan. Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s feature debut is a funny and enjoyably bonkers animation. It offers plenty of inventive visuals, and a worthy but somewhat predictable message that we must accept all people as they are. Loosely based on the children’s book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Followed by a 2013 sequel.