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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Released

Sep 18, 2009

Latest Home Video

Jan 05, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Anna Faris
Bill Hader
Bruce Campbell

Studio

2009 Columbia Pictures

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Synopsis

It has long been the ambition of Flint Lockwood (voice of Bill Hader) to leave his mark on the world by inventing something that will improve life for mankind. When his experiments result in food falling from the sky, he also catches the attention of Sam Sparks (voice of Anna Faris), an aspiring television news reporter who has flown in to cover the event.

Content Details

Why Is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Rated PG?

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs is rated PG for brief mild language.

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From the time he is a child, Flint is bullied and teased by his peers in school and even adults on the street. He also deals with his father’s disappointment. After one science experiment goes wrong, Flint is seen hitting his feet, trying to cut something off of them and banging them against the floor. One character is electrocuted in a power substation. An accident causes the total destruction of an amusement park. A man runs with scissors in his hand. An animal appears to be eating excrement. A character throws snowballs at others. A father and son have a disagreement. Characters experience severe weather including tornados. A dam threatens to break and flood the people who live below it. Characters are chased by a flock of headless, roasted turkeys. One man is eaten by one of the turkeys. A girl suffers from the effects of anaphylactic shock after being exposed to peanuts. Characters lie to one another. They also experience moments of peril, including being attacked by giant gummy bears. The script contains some name-calling and brief mild language.

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Food also plays a starring role in the movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where a young boy finds a golden ticket that allows him access into a magical candy-making plant. In The Absent-minded Professor, a teacher at a small town university discovers a new substance known as flubber. Another young inventor with great ambitions is introduced in Meet The Robinsons. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is based on the book by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G
AB G
MB G Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Not Recommended for Young Children.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
G

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Release Date: 5 January 2010

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Single Disc DVD Edition is presented in full frame and widescreen. Extras include:

- Commentary

- Public Service Announcement: Feeding America

- Trailers

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2-Disc DVD offers the following bonus features:

- Commentary

- Public Service Announcement: Feeding America

- Trailers

- Featurette: How Food Falls: The Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Voice Off.

- Deleted Scenes

- Music Video: Raining Sunshine by Miranda Cosgrove (with an interactive Sing-a-Long)

- Food Fight Game

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack provides:

- Commentary

- Public Service Announcement: Feeding America

- Trailers

- Featurettes: How Food Falls: The Making of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and Voice Off.

- Deleted Scenes

- Music Video: Raining Sunshine by Miranda Cosgrove (with an interactive Sing-a-Long)

- Food Fight Game

- DVD copy of the film.

- PSP Digital Copy of the film (transferable exclusively via the PlayStation 3)

- Splat Mode!

- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

- BD-Live Enabled

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Gab&Dad; says: Sep. 21, 2009

Although I was a bit disappointed with all the ‘bells & whistles’ added to the story compared to the book, this is good fun for the family.  I enjoyed the humour, and the content & style justifies the 3D element.  My 7yr.-old son Max really enjoyed it! See his own review at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7z_FoOJgyk&feature=PlayList&p=A4D62F6B34986280

Karin S. says: Oct. 19, 2009

I loved reading this book to my now 10 year old when he was younger.  It was a cute movie but there were a couple of scenes that were troubling to me.  There was a scene with the mayor and he called the town “a hell hole”  I think calling the town a dump would get the same point across.  I didn’t think that was necessary or appropriate for a childrens movie.  The other was a scene in which Flint took Sam to a “jello mold mansion” and showing her various things around the “house” and there was a boom box which he (Flint) referred to it as a “ghetto blaster.”  That was jaw dropping to me.  It was cute and the music was great but I could do without the two inappropriate scenes.

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