YMMV / Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

  • Awesome Music:
    • The theme Raining Sunshine sung by Miranda Cosgrove.
    • The Japanese theme song sung by Shoko Nakagawa is similarly upbeat and catchy.
    • From the film's score, "Introducing Flint" and "Meatier Shower" count, as does the music during the island's grand re-opening (before the spaghetti twister hits) which is unfortunately absent from the official soundtrack.
  • Crazy Awesome: Earl. And you know, arguably Manny(?). But, you know, mostly Earl.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Flint's already in his Corner of Woe when Sam kicks him in both eyes. Of course it'll be funny.
    • "NO SCHOOL!!"
    • Flint taking the Snow Ball fight a little too seriously, breaking into a family's house just to pelt them.
    • Meta-example - the climax of the movie if you're familiar with The Day After Tomorrow or 2012.
  • Ear Worm: It's raining sunshine... it's raining sunshiiiiine... as sung by Miranda Cosgrove.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: "STEVE!"
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: Subverted. You would think that the destruction still on several places, mainly the tourist attraction areas, might be this, but they dealt with this in the end credits.
  • First Installment Wins: Readers of the second book, Pickles to Pittsburgh, don't think of it as highly as they do the first.
  • Freud Was Right: The FLDSMDFR inside the meateroid. A long white marshmallow... thing which builds up a giant amount of pressure, then releases a gigantic storm of food into an undulating star-shaped hole. Alright, it's food, but even the least dirty of the dirtiest minds can still detect something vaguely... disturbing.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Flint mentioning he has an allergy to peanuts stops being a funny little aside when you realize that his voice actor, Bill Hader, has the same thing.
  • Genius Bonus: Some viewers might have predicted the dam shattering due to it being shaped the wrong way (convexed AWAY FROM the load of food, not towards it like real dams).
  • Moe: Sam.
  • Nausea Fuel: If 90 minutes of food doesn't eventually make you feel sick to the stomach, the mayor will.
    Mayor: "Everybody is going to love these new portion sizes." *shoves a giant hot dog into his mouth* "I know I do."
    • Speaking of which, the obese version of the Mayor is constantly glistening with sweat.
  • Ugly Cute: The ratbirds
  • Uncanny Valley: Of food, amazingly enough. It's very detailed, but it's strange to see it so big.
  • Unnecessary Makeover: Inverted. Sam wears her glasses and puts her hair in a ponytail for the last half of the movie. Plays straight, though, as Flint is more attracted to her after the change.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Admit it. You might not see it the first time you see the movie, but you will eventually realize how real some of that stuff looks.
  • What an Idiot: The Mayor. Thanks for threatening the entire world just so you can have an all-you-can-eat buffet, jackass!
  • The Woobie: Flint
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Where else are you going to find Anna Faris as a brainy weather girl in a movie with an amazingly cast Mr. T and an almost unnoticeable Neil Patrick Harris?

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