Analysis

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

A complete story that resolves in an unexpected, yet meaningful way.

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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