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After the disastrous food storm in the first film, Flint and his friends are forced to leave the town. Flint accepts the invitation from his idol Chester V to join The Live Corp Company, which has been tasked to clean the island, and where the best inventors in the world create technologies for the betterment of mankind. When Flint discovers that his machine still operates and now creates mutant food beasts like living pickles, hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and apple pie-thons, he and his friends must return to save the world.

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Release date: Sep 27, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG for mild rude humor
 
Official website: http://www.cloudy-movie.com/site/
 
Runtime: 95 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 80
    New York Daily News - by Jordan Hoffman
    Cloudy 2 is loud, weird and chaotic — just as kids like it. ...read more

  • 80
    Arizona Republic - by Bill Goodykoontz
    Picks up where the first film left off, literally, and offers at least as many laughs (if not more for adults), retaining the goofy attitude. Cameron and Pearn throw a lot at the wall, just like their predecessors, and most of it sticks. ...

  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by David Hiltbrand
    It's a tasty buffet of food gags, both visual and verbal. When they say "We're toast," they really mean it. ...read more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly - by Keith Staskiewicz
    Charming enough on its own not to feel like just reheated leftovers. ...read more

  • 71
    Film.com - by Matt Patches
    The sequel quadruples the recipe, with gags on top of gags on top of gags in a way only animation could achieve. Like a foodie “Jurassic Park” conjured up by Tex Avery, “Cloudy 2″ is a sight to behold … as long as your brain hasn’t turned to mush by the halfway point. ...read more

  • 70
    New York Magazine (Vulture) - by Bilge Ebiri
    While it was often all over the place, it worked, because directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller ladled out the chaos with such charm. ...read more

  • 70
    The New York Times - by Miriam Bale
    At times it felt as if this film might challenge Pixar’s decade-long reign, but that promise wanes. Instead, the movie is sometimes so strange, colorful and wildly cute that it may end up becoming a “Yellow Submarine” for a new generation. ...

  • 70
    The Dissolve - by Keith Phipps
    The film retains much of what worked about the first film, and it brings a similarly smart, patient, visually striking approach to the gags. ...read more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Michael Rechtshaffen
    It might not possess the robust charm of its 2009 predecessor, but Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 nevertheless gets an amusing boost from a genetically modified, marauding menagerie of Tacodiles, Watermelophants, Sasquashes and assorted other "Foodimals" that have overtaken the once-tranquil island of Swallow Falls. ...read more

  • 67
    Tampa Bay Times - by Steve Persall
    It's the only chance for small children to drag parents to the movies until November, so knock yourself out, kiddies. ...read more

  • 63
    USA Today - by Scott Bowles
    If you rely on films to keep your kids entertained and distracted for an hour and a half, Meatballs is a masterwork, a visual stunner that manages to break from animation's current 3-D rut. ...read more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - by Dave McGinn
    Unfortunately, the film promises more fun and laughs than it delivers, and this meal tastes like too many that have gone before it. ...read more

  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle - by Peter Hartlaub
    A humorous yet unfocused romp, so unwilling to settle on a single theme that hyperactivity medication should be handed out with the 3-D glasses. ...read more

  • 50
    Slant Magazine - by Eric Henderson
    This sequel strenuously works to form a total inversion of the first movie's relationship with food. ...read more

  • 50
    The A.V. Club - by A.A. Dowd
    What a pity, then, that almost no imagination has been expended on the narrative. ...read more

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by Keith Uhlich
    It’s only when the sentient snacks are front and center that this middling sequel to the 2009 animated hit truly comes alive. ...read more

  • 40
    Austin Chronicle - by Steve Davis
    For both kids and adults, CWCM2 is little more than a vague memory as soon as it’s over. ...read more

  • 37
    Washington Post - by Sean O’Connell
    Kids will chuckle, for sure. But parents who were pleasantly surprised by the original film’s intelligence will miss Lord and Miller’s guiding hands, as what once felt so funny now leaves a stale taste. ...read more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. Liana Shimunova

    The world of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ is a cleverly-conceived one, the design of the film is engaging on all levels, and the voice cast is great. It’s the story that fails to engage beyond the glittering surface.