Kind of a weird mix at the box office this weekend with the animated Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, the horror/comedy Jennifer’s Body and the comedy The Informant! Lets see who the critics sided with.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Starring: Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Faris, James Caan, Bruce Campbell
Directed by: Chris Miller, Phil Lord
Plot: Inventor Flint Lockwood invents a machine that turns water into food that goes haywire and starts raining food all over the world.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 86%
Critic Consensus: “Quirky humor, plucky characters and solid slapstick make this family comedy a frenetically tasty time at the movies.”
Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Plot: Flag team captain Jennifer is sacrificed by a rock band to get a record deal, but the sacrifice is botched and Jennifer becomes possessed by a demon and starts seducing and killing the boys of the town.
RT Freshness: 36%
Critic Consensus: “Jennifer’s Body features occasionally clever dialogue but the horror/comic premise fails to be either funny or scary enough to satisfy.”
Starring: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Plot: Mark Whitacre becomes an informant to the FBI when he finds out about Archer Daniels Midland’s price fixing practices.
RT Freshness: 70%
Critic Consensus: “A charismatic turn by star Matt Damon and a consistently ironic tone boost this quietly funny satire about a corporate whistle-blower.”