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Monday, January 03, 2011

Ratatouille (Brad Bird, Jim Capobianco and Jan Pinkava)

Remy is a young rat who lives in the attic of a French country home with his brother Emile and a pack led by his father Django. Gifted with a keen understanding of cuisine as well as a rat's powerful sense of smell and taste, Remy aspires to be a gourmet chef, inspired by France's recently deceased top chef, Auguste Gusteau. Instead, his talent is put to work by his father sniffing for rat poison. When the pack is discovered by the home's occupant, they flee into the sewers; Remy becomes separated from the others and ends up underneath Gusteau's restaurant in Paris, conversing with a hallucination of the famous chef.
Urged on by Gusteau, Remy makes his way up to the restaurant's kitchen skylight to watch the staff in action. There, he observes Alfredo Linguini, the son of Gusteau's old flame, being hired as a garbage boy by Skinner, the restaurant's current owner and Gusteau's former sous-chef. When Linguini spills some of the soup and attempts to repair it by using random ingredients, Remy is horrified and falls into the kitchen, where, instead of escaping, he fixes the soup. Remy is caught by Linguini just as the latter is caught by Skinner, but before anyone can stop the serving staff, the soup is served and found to be a success. Colette Tatou, the only female chef therein, convinces Skinner to retain Linguini, believing him to be the success behind the soup. Skinner agrees but orders that Remy be exterminated by Linguini, who knowing of the rat's intervention, takes him home instead.
Ratatouille is a very successful dish Remy creates at the end of the story.

Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

Why I loved this film: Ratatouille is mainly about friendship and following your dreams, no matter how absurd they seem... If you dream them, then they may come true.
Friendship is about sticking together, even when things seem tough... When hope is lost... It is about being on the same boat... About helping each other through thick and thin... This is what Ratatouille shows us through its computer-animated characters.
A film for all ages with funny dialogues and moral aspirations!

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