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2009 Fall family film guide

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Fall film: bounty for families!

The forecast for 2009 fall family films is Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, followed by a Toy Story or Two with a solid chance of finding Where the Wild Things Are.

SheKnows has gone through a myriad of films arriving in theaters in the next three months as the temperatures dip down. Fall 2009 is a fantastic time for families to put down the DVD and Blu-ray remotes and head into the cinemplex to be reminded why we love the movies.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs stars Bill Hader and Anna Faris

Kids of all ages will truly appreciate the family films of fall 2009 – classic literature and characters from all corners find their way to the big screen.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Release date: September 18
Stars: Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Bill Hader and Andy Samberg
SheKnows movie fact: The 1982 beloved children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett finally gets its big screen treatment by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (best known for their work on How I Met Your Mother).
What it's about: The world may be on the verge of starvation, but help is on the way. Hader's inventor crafts a machine that turns water into food. Food, that falls from the sky when his contraption goes haywire.

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The Boys are Back

Release date: September 25
Stars: Gerard Butler, Nicholas McAnulty, George MacKay
SheKnows movie fact: Finally, a feel-good solo dad film to go with all these tear-jerking single mom movies that have touched our hearts.
What it's about: Clive Owen portrays a father raising two boys after their mother and Owen's wife passes away from cancer. The Boys are Back sounds as if it could be depressing, but we think 'uplifting' is more the apt word.

The Horse Boy

Release date: September 30
Stars: Documentary -- this is real life!
SheKnows movie fact: The Horse Boy is part of a welcomed trend of films reflecting the compelling issues that are griping society such as the explosion of cases of autism in our children, especially boys. The recent Adam showed great grace capturing the subject and our hopes are high for The Horse Boy.
What it's about: Filmmaker Michel O Scott looks at a family's life with an autistic son and the impressive impact that horses have had on his life.

Up next...Toy Story 1 and 2 get the 3-D makeover!

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