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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs [2009]

Director:Christopher Miller
Phil Lord
Writer:Christopher Miller
Phil Lord
Composer:Mark Mothersbaugh
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Kids
IMDB Rating:7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:87%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A local scientist is often regarded as a failure until he invents a machine that can make food fall from the sky. But little does he know, that things are about to take a turn for the worst.

Reaction: Silly and zany. Some very creative gags and quite entertaining for kids.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Christopher Miller => Director / Writer / Additional Voices (voice)
Phil Lord => Director / Writer / Additional Voices (voice)
Mark Mothersbaugh => Composer
Judi Barrett => book written by
Ron Barrett => book illustrated by
Al Roker => Patrick Patrickson  (voice)
Andy Samberg => 'Baby' Brent  (voice)
Angela Shelton => Regina Devereaux  (voice)
Anna Faris => Sam Sparks  (voice)
Ariel Winter => Additional Voices (voice)
Benjamin Bratt => Manny  (voice)
Bill Hader => Flint Lockwood  (voice)
Bobb'e J. Thompson => Cal Devereaux  (voice)
Bruce Campbell => Mayor Shelbourne  (voice)
James Caan => Tim Lockwood  (voice)
Jess Harnell => Additional Voices (voice)
Lauren Graham => Fran Lockwood  (voice)
Liz Cackowski => Flint's Teacher  (voice)
Max Neuwirth => Young Flint  (voice)
Mr. T => Earl Devereaux  (voice)
Neil Flynn => Weather News Network Producer  (voice)
Neil Patrick Harris => Steve  (voice)
Peter Siragusa => Rufus  (voice)
Sherry Lynn => Additional Voices (voice)
Will Forte => Joe Towne  (voice)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Neil Patrick Harris was originally offered the role of Flint, but he felt that the role of Steve (a Vervet monkey) was much more interesting.
  • Flint's eyes are two different colors. His left eye is blue, where as is right eye is green.
  • Earl Devereaux has the exact opposite hairstyle his voice actor, Mr. T. Instead of a T-shaped mohawk, Earl sports a T-shaped bald patch.
  • Near the end of the film when character Earl Devereaux jumps through a tortilla chip, a giant letter T is left behind, representing the voice actor Mr. T.
  • According to the director's commentary on the DVD, Earl was going to be a gym teacher and part-time cop. His profession was changed to a full-time cop only, but they kept the gym teacher's short shorts on him.
  • In Israel, the film's title is "It's Raining Falafel". In Turkey, the title is "It's Raining Kofta".
  • WILHELM SCREAM: Heard as the giant sardine fishbowl crashes through the amusement park.
  • Amy Poehler and Will Arnett planned to produce and star in the film during the early development stages.
  • Bill Hader (Flint) never met Bruce Campbell during the filming. He first met him on September 12, 2009: the day of the movie's premiere.
  • Based on the best selling children's book of the same name.
  • The directors originally wanted to get [?] Electric Light Orchestra's title song from Xanadu to play under the end credits, but they couldn't find out who owned the rights. Miranda Cosgrove's {Raining Sunshine} was used instead.
  • Bill Hader (Flint), Andy Samberg (Baby Brent), and Will Forte (Joe Towne) were all cast members of [Saturday Night Live] together for several seasons before this film.