Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs by Patrick

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs

Have you ever seen ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs’?
Despite the crazy title, it’s one of my most favourite films!
It’s about a young scientist from a small town who makes many zany mistakes, however one day he creates an amazing invention that can create food out of thin-air.
Eventually his invention becomes so popular that it is used too often and malfunctions, catapulting into the sky and changing the weather, creating humungous items of food that rain down on the town below.
I’m talking about huge hamburgers crashing into the street, kids making snowmen out of icecream and – of course – meatballs raining down onto the townspeople’s umbrellas. Crazy, right?
『Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs(くもり ときどき ミートボール)』という映画を観た事はありますか?

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs2

The film is very funny and I guarantee you will be laughing a lot, but alongside the comedy is also a story of a boy who is seen as an outsider to his family and his town that finally becomes accepted for who he really is.
In English, we call this the ‘moral of the story’ – there are morals in almost every kind of story created for children (for example fairy tales, folklore and most recently animated films). A moral of a story is a meaning that we take away that is intended to encourage us to live better lives or to avoid doing dangerous things. For example, one of the morals in the fairy tale of Snow White is not to eat food given to you by a stranger!
If you get a chance, be sure to try ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs’. If you enjoy it as much as I did, there is also a sequel that continues the story – ‘Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2′ – so please have a watch and let’s talk about it in your next lesson! :)

英語ではこれを「moral of the story」と呼ばれています。子供向けに作られた物語のほとんどが、話しの中で教訓を描いていますよね。
それこそが「moral of the story」の趣旨なのです。
続編の『Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2(くもり ときどき ミートボール2』もあるので、ぜひこれもね。そして、次回のレッスンでこの映画について話しましょう!


Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2


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