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Ratatouille

2007 Comedy

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. more..

Director: Brad Bird

Reviews

  • Ratatouille is as audacious as they come. It takes risks and goes places other films wouldn't dare, and it ends up putting rival imaginations in the shade.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    27 April 2013

  • This is clearly one of the best of the year's films. Every time an animated film is successful, you have to read all over again about how animation isn't "just for children" but "for the whole family," and "even for adults going on their own." No kidding!

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    27 April 2013

  • Ratatouille is a classic.

    Peter Hartlaub - The San Francisco Chronicle

    27 April 2013

  • The characters are irresistible -- why would anyone want to resist a hero who so gallantly transcends his rattiness? -- the animation is astonishing and the film, a fantasy version of a foodie rhapsody, sustains a level of joyous invention that hasn't been seen in family entertainment since "The Incredibles."

    Joe Morgenstern - The Wall Street Journal

    27 April 2013

  • Brad Bird and Pixar recapture the charm and winning imagination of classic Disney animation.

    Kirk Honeycutt - The Hollywood Reporter

    27 April 2013

Awards

  • Movie of the Year

    AFI Awards (2008)

  • Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

    Academy Awards (2008)

  • Best Animated Film

    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films (2008)

  • Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical

    American Cinema Editors (2008)

     
  • Best Animated Feature

    Annie Awards (2008)