A Visual Feast

A Visual Feast for urban faith

Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) and Sam Sparks (Anna Faris) watch in awe as a shower of cheeseburgers triggered by Flint's fantastical invention overtakes Swallow Falls.

I have to admit, I wasn’t expecting much when I first took my seat in the theater to preview Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, a 3-D animated comedy based on the popular children’s book. At the very least, I hoped it would be better than G-Force, that painful guinea pig action caper from Disney that I endured (for my kids’ sake) earlier in the summer. But as the lights went down and the screen lit up, I was almost immediately transfixed by the zesty exuberance, frantic pace, and sheer ridiculousness of this loud and colorful film. The movie swings with wackiness, wonder, and truth. And, most of all, food.