Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs – Century 20 @ Bella Terra, Huntington Beach, CA

My chest hairs are tingling!
This contact lens represents you! And my eye represents my eye! I got my eye on you Flint Lockwood!

Mr. T is HYSTERICAL and happily doesn’t have the only funny bits in the movie! You’ve got Bruce Campbell, Anna Farris, and Bill Hader (among a host of other wonderful characters) in leading roles and they all deliver wonderful comedy and pathos. I’m actually really interested in reading the book and seeing the source material for the first time. That’s right – I didn’t grow up with this book. I grew up with “Good Night Moon”, “Where The Wild Things Are”*, and the works of Audrey Wood (“King Bidgood’s In The Bathtub”, “Elbert’s Bad Word”) and Graeme Base (“Animalia”, “The Eleventh Hour”), not “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” or “A Day With Wilbur Robinson”. But that shouldn’t stop you from checking out this wonderful film (unless you want to spoil the plot for yourself).

Steve the monkey is essentially Dug from Up, but so much more wonderfully primitive (and primate, being that he is a monkey)!

The movie was very much designed for 3-D and the falling food effects are incredibly eye popping (without being 3-D gimmicks).

Anna Farris continues to astound me with her acting ability. I mean who would have imagined that the lead girl from Scary Movie would be such an amazing actress! I’m so happy to break her out of that stereotype (at least in my mind since I don’t know anything about her).

Flint Lockwood: It’s okay… it’s just pain.
Flint Lockwood: Come on, Steve! We’ve got some diem to carpe!
Flint Lockwood: Computing! Coffee break!
Mayor: Bon voyage! And bon appetit!
Flint Lockwood: Me too! But about you!
Steve: Gummi Bears!

* I’m not invested/interested in the film adaptation at all…mostly because I wasn’t invested in the book.

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