Review of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on DVD!

We are a movie family... we love them! Since getting snowed in a few days ago, we were really anxious to watch something new, and we couldn't have had a better movie to fill that need! Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs doesn't come out on DVD until the 5th of January, but we got to see it early. Here's what we loved:
  • The film shows characters facing hardship (the main character eludes to the fact that he lost his mother, the father is obviously struggling silently, and the whole town doesn't treat the main character very well.) At the same time, it highlights compassion and caring through the actions of many of the people in the film. (Even a Mr. T-like cop shows a sweet side towards his son.)
  • The consequences of greed are very glaring. As more and more townspeople ask for their choice of food to fall from the sky, they become wasteful, ungrateful, and in some cases -- very fat!
  • Family relationships are honored above all else. I found this film to be very touching... hopeful, even. The most strained of relationships have a chance for redemption. It's never too late to make things right with those you love!
Funny, exciting, and super witty, this is going to be an all-time fave at our house. Appropriate for just about all ages (some scenes might be a teensy bit scary for little ones -- if whole chickens and ratbirds are frightening), this teaches a good lesson and is a relaxing way to unwind with the whole family!

You can see the first 6 comical minutes here:

Look for it on January 5th!


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