Ratatouille

  • U
  • Brad Bird (2007)
  • US
  • 106 min
Ratatouille
Film Review
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4 out of 5

The winner of the 2007 best animated feature Oscar from Pixar (home of Toy Story, Monsters, Inc and The Incredibles) measures up to, if not quite surpasses, the best of that animation stable. Here, a country rat with a gift for haute cuisine ends up saving the bacon - actually, the soup - of the garbage boy at Paris's finest restaurant. Together, they set out to fulfil each other's culinary dreams. Though it's a wee bit on the long side, this fast-moving, wholesome comedy nevertheless has some absolutely brilliant comic turns, the highlight being Peter O'Toole as Anton Ego, the tough, bitter food critic (who, rather disconcertingly, looks like Will Self). Working with a tight, well-judged script and sensational animation that makes you want to go home and cook - as well as be nicer to rodents - director Brad Bird delivered the best family comedy of that year.

Plot Summary

Animated comedy from Pixar, the studio behind Toy Story and The Incredibles. A young country rat comes to Paris, against all family advice, to seek his destiny as the best chef in all of France, but as a rodent is de trop in a restaurant, he has to let a hopeless cook take the credit for his culinary brilliance.

Cast and crew

Cast

Remy
Patton Oswalt
Skinner
Ian Holm
Linguini
Lou Romano
Django
Brian Dennehy
Mustafa
John Ratzenberger
Anton Ego
Peter O'Toole
Auguste Gusteau
Brad Garrett
Colette
Janeane Garofalo
Horst
Will Arnett
LaRousse
James Remar

Crew

Director
Brad Bird

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista International UK
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 12 Oct 2007
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Childrens
Drama

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