What kid wouldn't want to see a movie called Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
? The name promises such a messy good time, the biggest problem the movie faces is living up to such a gloriously goofy title.
The story centers on inventor Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader), a young man whose impractical creations -- such as spray-on shoes and a device that verbalizes a monkey's thoughts -- have yet to bring him fame or fortune. As a result of his continued struggles, his father (James Caan) wants him to stop his elaborate experiments and come work in his store selling sardines, their town's chief export. With the city having fallen on hard times, the ambitious ...