Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

I didn't think Swigs and Grinds would be a place to find a movie review, but then yesterday I took my daughters to see Columbia Pictures' and Sony Pictures Animation's "Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs". I didn't realize I was going to be in for such a treat!

This is the story of Flint Lockwood, who's been trying to become an inventor since he was a kid. He had his share of not-so-successful inventions over the years, like spray on shoes, hair un-balder and a monkey thought translator. But it wasn't until he invented a machine that makes your dream food fall from the sky, that he changed his whole town.

As a lover of food, this is a fascinating thought! The animation is amazing, especially as the falling food keeps getting bigger and bigger. And the characters are so great. And of course, this movie has to deal with issues of gluttony, greed, self-confidence, and loooovve! Just like in real life - mine anyway!

So if you want to go on food-overload without eating a thing, if you need to remember the benefits of optimism or the dangers of too much of a good thing, this movie will feed it all to you.

We laughed our heads off and stayed to sing along with the theme song and dance in the isles on the way out, because in the words of Flint Lockwood, "We've got diem to carpe!"

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