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Cloudy With A Chance OF Meatballs - Movie Review

Updated on May 14, 2010

Fun Family Film!

Well, who would have thought? I LOVED this movie! Not only did it have my favorite foods making their appearances throughout the film, but my old friend Mr. “T” made an appearance also! Who could beat that?

Without giving away the plot line or telling you too much about the film and the characters, I wanted to give you a quick review from a forty something mom. You see when I go to see these films with my two young children, I am happy that the filmmakers also consider the parents also. So, I actually get excited to go and see the movie with them. This movie ofcourse has a happy ending and I like that to.

I mean who wants to explain a lot of unanswered questions like I had to do after seeing the movie “Up.” It was good, don’t get me wrong but for a young six year old it seemed a bit “heavy.” After the movie I had to answer all sorts of questions about “life and death” and why the old lady in the movie died and frankly I got a bit depressed!

So I will now continue with my “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” mom review. This movie moved very quickly and I loved the lead character who is chasing his dreams. Who can beat that? There were a lot of funny and “out there” moments and the movie does get a bit “crazy” in a good way. Overall the message projects a very positive message. “Be Yourself and Always Go For Your Dreams.”

When we were getting close to the end of the film, I felt like it was a good story and not just a lot of “crazy and out there animation.” There were really funny and quirky characters that I have not seen in any other animated films. Usually all of the movies have similar characters with plotlines that seem a bit “too close for comfort.” I can assure you that you have never seen an animated film like this one before!

There was a moment after the film where I had to explain who Mr. “T” was. The only reason why my son asked was because I was so excited to see a character from “my time” or someone that was familiar to me from years ago. I mentioned his name when I recognized the character. When I mentioned the shows that he was on, he did not seem to get it so I proceeded to show him on the internet when we returned home. After he watched a few videos, he just was not interested.

There was a funny moment when I did feel my age and when he rolled his eyes after I laughed hysterically at an old video, he finally said “I get it.” So, there you have it. Here I am in my 40’s trying to explain to my nine year old son “who” the inspiration for the policeman in the movie was. Very amusing!

I definitely recommend taking your kids to see this movie. It really was a whole lot of fun! I did get hungry after seeing it though and I really wanted a big piece of pizza! 

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    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      8 years ago from California

      ThePartyanimal.....COOL! I would be curious to see what you think. Best, GPAGE

    • ThePartyAnimal profile image

      ThePartyAnimal 

      8 years ago

      I am actually going to see this this weekend with my daughter and I am so excited. So glad to hear you loved it - I bet it will make me what Meatballs for dinner.

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      sukhera143 

      9 years ago from Home

      Good sharing. Thanks

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      9 years ago from California

      LilianEden....See? we are both kids at heart! ; G

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      9 years ago from California

      Big Brother.....always nice to see you here! Thank you....GPAGE

    • GPAGE profile imageAUTHOR

      GPAGE 

      9 years ago from California

      Itswritten....thanks for stopping in and your comment. GPAGE

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      Alex Valis 

      9 years ago from Earth

      Thanks Gpage, I enjoyed too

    • LilianEden profile image

      LilianEden 

      9 years ago

      HA!! I used to rent children movies (Toy Story for example) when they made their way into a video store. I don't have children!! so, I felt a wee-bit-out-of-place going on my own. BUT, now that I have a niece, I love to walk into a theatre to watch the movie with her! XO

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      Itswritten 

      9 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      I love children stories they are very helpful for a child's early learning experience.

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