Ratatouille

Ratatouille

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Director: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

Cast: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm

     
 

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A scrawny rat named Remy (voice of Patton Oswalt) finds his dreams of culinary superstardom stirring up sizable controversy in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant in director Brad Bird's madcap computer-animated comedy. It's hard being a rat with culinary aspirations, but Remy is convinced he has what it

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A scrawny rat named Remy (voice of Patton Oswalt) finds his dreams of culinary superstardom stirring up sizable controversy in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant in director Brad Bird's madcap computer-animated comedy. It's hard being a rat with culinary aspirations, but Remy is convinced he has what it takes to break the stereotypes and follow in the footsteps of star chef Auguste Gusteau (voice of Brad Garrett). As fate would have it, Remy is currently situated in the sewers directly beneath Gusteau's elegant restaurant. Soon Remy teams up with a young chef with little talent named Linguini (voice of Lou Romano). Together they are able to create some fabulous dishes, but they live in fear that someone will discover their secret and object strenuously to a rat being in a kitchen. When Remy's passion for cooking turns the haughty world of French cuisine upside down, the rat who would be king of the kitchen learns important lessons about life, friends, and family while questioning whether he should pursue his culinary calling or simply go back underground and return to his life as a sewer rat.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Pixar's Parisian-set Ratatouille tells the delightful story of Remy (Patton Oswalt), a sewer rat with sophisticated taste buds who wants desperately to become a gourmet chef. Artistically employing state-of-the-art CG animation, director Brad Bird uses colorful imagery to create a visual metaphor for what this rat with a highly refined palette experiences whenever he eats good food. The bright, playful splashes of color that symbolize Remy's exploding taste buds have the same effect for the audience as they do for the rat, pleasurably tickling the senses of audience members of any age. If Ratatouille accomplished nothing else, it would still be a very good movie, but the film goes even farther. Remy is such a likeable, sympathetic character that his story translates to anyone's calling or interest, from cooking to filmmaking to sculpture. Without doubt, Ratatouille is a heartwarming story, but its subtext expresses why art matters so deeply to those who make it, as well as to those who appreciate it. Bird knows how to orchestrate a frantic chase through a kitchen with the precision of the old Warner Bros. Looney Tunes team, and the timing of Buster Keaton. Like Remy, Bird knows how to utilize a variety of elements that play off each other to create something new and memorable that's greater than the sum of its parts. As with all Pixar films, the animation is exquisite. Watching wine pour from a bottle into a glass is almost sensory overload, as attention is paid to every instant of the liquid's movement, and the way different lighting affects its burgundy hue. Bird also paces his story with masterful skill, inspiring the audience to care for his characters and understand their desires. There's always a reminder of what's at stake for Remy and the other characters before Bird plunges us into another brilliantly enthralling set piece. Bird even portrays the fearsome restaurant critic Ego (gloriously voiced by Peter O'Toole) with just as much respect as he does the film's hero. Perhaps this helps explain why the film opened to such rapturous reviews from critics, but there is so much more to Ratatouille than simple flattery. The film reflects the fact that Bird understands the way cuisine, film, or any art form can trigger the senses -- which in turn trigger our emotions, inspiring our own warm memories. From beginning to end, Brad Bird's Ratatouille offers as pure a statement of purpose for an artist as one could imagine.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/05/2011
UPC:
0786936810912
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
ABC
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:51:00
Sales rank:
1,939

Special Features

Disc 1: ; Gusteau's gourmet game; -Help Linguini Prepare Meals As the Orders Stack up ; Cine-explore; -The ultimate behind-the-scenes experience ; "Your Friend the Rat" - an animated short film starring Remy and Emile; "Lifted" - hilarious animated theatrical short film ; Deleted scenes ; Disc 2: ; "Your Friend the Rat" - an animated short film starring Remy and Emile ; "Lifted" - hilarious animated theatrical short film ; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Patton Oswalt Remy
Ian Holm Skinner
Lou Romano Linguini
Brian Dennehy Django
Peter Sohn Emile
Peter O'Toole Anton Ego
Brad Garrett Gusteau
Janeane Garofalo Colette
Will Arnett Horst
Julius Callahan Lalo,Francois
James Remar Larousse
John Ratzenberger Mustafa
Teddy Newton Lawyer (Talon Labarthe)
Tony Fucile Pompidou,Health Inspector
Jake Steinfeld Git (Lab Rat)
Brad Bird Ambrister Minion
Stéphane Roux Narrator

Technical Credits
Brad Bird Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Jan Pinkava Director,Original Story
Robert Anderson Cinematographer
Sharon Calahan Cinematographer
Jim Capobianco Original Story
Michael Giacchino Score Composer
Darren Holmes Editor
Harley Jessup Production Designer
John Lasseter Executive Producer
Brad Lewis Producer
Dominique Louis Art Director
Natalie Lyon Casting
Kevin Reher Casting
Andrew Stanton Executive Producer
Randy Thom Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ratatouille
1. World's Best
2. This Is Me
3. Taste This
4. Caught
5. Exodus
6. Wall Rat
7. Le Cooks
8. Big Break
9. Discovered
10. The Pact
11. First Day
12. Test Drive
13. Accidental Success
14. Cooking With Colette
15. Something New
16. Old and New Friends
17. Homecoming
18. Exterminator
19. Kiss & Vinegar
20. Losing Control
21. Paper Chase
22. Up & Down
23. Heist to See You
24. Big Night (mare)
25. Ego Orders
26. Truth Hurts
27. Dinner Rush
28. Best Shot
29. The Review
30. La Ratatouille
31. End Creditouilles

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Ratatouille 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It will make you laugh, make you cry, if you think you've seen the preview, you gotta see the movie!
CarlosD-M More than 1 year ago
Personally, this is, without a doubt in my mind, Pixar's greatest film of the 2000s; second to Wall-E. As with many (I would say "all”, however, I do not feel this way for "Cars") of Pixar's creations, this film can be enjoyed by all ages. Further, Ratatouille is a true inspiration of hope in light of the fact that many of the movies coming out of the film industry are simply dole and dependent on previously produced material. The use of “innovated” directing such as the constant shaking of a camera to simulate some form of reality in that what audiences are watching is actually in fact happening or did happen – tell me, in what reality to people talk to one another while moving their heads around like a bobblehead – is simply a poor distraction from badly written acting and storytelling; this is not the case of Ratatouille. One may question, “how can a film such as Ratatouille give have great or poor action” – simple: in the creation of any animated film in which human being are portrayed or even anthropomorphic animals/rodents, it must done in such a way as give the audience a sense of what is happening from, for example, facial expirations when no dialogue is being used; Ratatouille does this with such profound excellence I cogitate that it must have been quite difficult, requiring much skill and patience. Having said, this is not a film to be missed! Ratatouille is significantly different from what the film industry has been producing of late, in that they can still create original stories without having to resort to excessive violence, drugs, language, and sex and/or nudity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Pixar has done it again. It does not have to be violent to be a smash hit. A movie for the family. Hopefully we have more of those in the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ratatouille by Disney Pixar was a different kind of movie. The Movie was not confusing. It was not boring, and it was mostly full of excitement. Since the movie was animated, it was funny to watch. The movie was a little to short, and it had some boring parts, even with these downsides the movie was outstanding!
luckymeme More than 1 year ago
My two year old grandson loves this movie and watches it over and over. A sweet story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and i saw this movie and totally enjoyed it. This movie is great for ALL ages, my teenager sons even want to see it again. The message is great, the graphics are incredible and the story itself is well written. This movie was never boring and kept us entertained the entire time! We dont buy too many movies but this is on our list to buy soon for the holidays!
JuneCleaver More than 1 year ago
What a terrific film! The animation is incredible and the characters are great! I absolutely loved the music and the artwork - and the core story was great. It's wonderful for children, but great for parents who want a visual treat. I also recommend going right before dinner because you'll come out feeling hungry for a sumptuous meal!
Lady_Reader More than 1 year ago
I always loved this movie. It is especially enjoyable because the DVD home version has extra scenes than was shown on the TV version.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was simply blown away by this movie when I saw it this past summer. Everything about it was absolutely WONDERFUL!! The characters were adorable, the story was exciting and very funny, and the animation was breathtaking (the best animation Disney-Pixar has ever done). Even the music was outstanding. I recommend this movie to all ages. You will LOVE it. Can't wait to own it on DVD. I think it will be nominated for an Academy Award...and will win!! BRAVO Disney-Pixar...Keep up the great work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great storyline and incredible animation. Suited for all ages though the beginning is a bit scary for little children. - Noga Rosenthal
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the movie a lot, had a lot of laughs too but there are many of the scenes and language in the movie that children should not see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a grown woman, but loved this movie with the heart of an 8 year old. What beautiful animation and great storytelling. Recommended for a foodie or anyone who just enjoys the magic of the movies!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie was so greatly written and has such beautiful animation recommend it to everyone!!
bookin-it More than 1 year ago
I was not too sure about my feelings for the movie throughout as I watched it for the first time in theaters. And then the closing lines played, and I realized what a beautiful film this was. I watched it again and a again, and like most Pixar movies, the film grew better and better with each viewing. I don't know how they do that, but that tells me that Pixar means for their movies to withstand the test of time (and as proof, I need only to mention Toy Story 3 ...the most anticipated movie of 2010; 16 years after the original release). Ratatouille will make you laugh (but most of the humor is subtle and not childish), and will revive your hope that yes, there are still millions of fresh new ideas out there waiting for movie-makers to stretch out and grab them. The orginilaity of the story, the music, and the BEAUTIFUL artwork alone will keep you plastered in your seat. Don't miss out on this movie. While it is SAFE for kids to watch - as well as enduring - it is also perfect for any adult to watch even without the kids (and unfortunately that idea has been taken too far by other animated movie reviews, but it really stands true for this movie). Watch it with an empty tummy but make sure your dinner will be ready as soon as it's over or else you'll be famished!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Like other Disney-Pixar features, "Ratatouille" does not disappoint. This story about a gourmand rat and satirical look at the five-star restaurant scene is entertaining from start to finish - sharp and beautifully done. I agree with a previous reviewer, though, that - though this is certainly family fare - it may be over the heads of small children. Bon appetit!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This film is so whimsical and charming as entertaining for adults as it is for kids. I wouldn't recommend it for very young children, possibly for ages 7 and up. But for older kids and adults, it's a must watch.
WoodyLightingQueenTheIncr More than 1 year ago
A scrawny rat named Remy (voice of Patton Oswalt) finds his dreams of culinary superstardom stirring up sizable controversy in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant in director Brad Bird's madcap computer-animated comedy. It's hard being a rat with culinary aspirations, but Remy is convinced he has what it takes to break the stereotypes and follow in the footsteps of star chef Auguste Gusteau (voice of Brad Garrett). As fate would have it, Remy is currently situated in the sewers directly beneath Gusteau's elegant restaurant. Soon Remy teams up with a young chef with little talent named Linguini (voice of Lou Romano). Together they are able to create some fabulous dishes, but they live in fear that someone will discover their secret and object strenuously to a rat being in a kitchen. When Remy's passion for cooking turns the haughty world of French cuisine upside down, the rat who would be king of the kitchen learns important lessons about life, friends, and family while questioning whether he should pursue his culinary calling or simply go back underground and return to his life as a sewer rat.
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librachic More than 1 year ago
This movie is so hilarous but there is a good story behind it,It is unique because it is told from the perspective of a rat named Remy.Have to credit Pixar for creating totally original storylines.
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