Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Hilarious and wonderfully animated, this film serves up just the right amount of food jokes without becoming ridiculous. The structure is nice, familiar father/son territory that for obvious reasons is a favorite of the animation community that creates these films. What is particularly nice though, is the resolution of their relationship; we know it’s coming, but it is handled in a way that is unique and charming, not false and forced as it could have been. Another bonus for avoiding the headache usually associated with zippy/poppy animation (it is used to support character, rather than becoming an annoying character itself). A wonderfully unpretentious animated film.

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