[adrotate banner=”7″]Before I talk about Cloudy with a Chance of Love, I must talk about Not Another Teen Movie, because there is something to discuss. One of the plot points of NATM was that the main character was unattractive because she had glasses and a ponytail, yet the second she removed those objects she became the hottest girl in school. This parodies She’s All That, in which we were to believe that the uber-hot Rachael Leigh Cook in the prime of her uber-hotness was somehow not attractive or popular, until she removed her glasses and ponytail. Why am I bringing this up? Because Cloudy with a Chance of Love features the main character, Deb, being described as “quirky”, who suddenly gets a makeover of removing her glasses and ponytail and becomes belle of the ball. The TV meteorologist ball. So, uh, I hope the film ends up being better than it looks based on my memories of films from years ago pointing out plot absurdities. The fact that Stacey Dash also pops up is another negative in my book, as she’s sort of gone right wing crazy the past few years. But, hey, who knows? Maybe it will be good. We won’t know until the movie actually premieres!
Quirky meteorologist Deb spends most of her time finishing the passionate pursuit of her Ph.D. in meteorology. The wind of change starts blowing, however, when a handsome news director recruits her to fill in as an on-air weather personality. While the new job comes with a glamorous makeover that catches the eyes of both viewers and her handsome colleague, it also takes her away from her studies at a critical time. When her TV job, academic commitments and new romance swell into a perfect storm, Deb must decide if her future will be spent studying the sky, or broadcasting over the air.
At the very least, I would enjoy more terrible weather-related movie titles.
Cloudy with a Chance of Love stars Katie LeClerc (Switched at Birth) as Deb, Michael Rady (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) as Quentin, Stacey Dash (Clueless) as Grace, Meredith Giangrande (Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star) as Vera, and Floriana Lima (The Mob Doctor) as Fran. Cloudy with a Chance of Love is directed by Bradford May (Madonna: Innocence Lost). The story is by Margot Leitman and Daniel Curry (Sweet Surrender), with the teleplay done by Todd Mattox
Cloudy with a Chance of Love premieres Sunday, February 8th, on Hallmark Channel