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It’s such a cute film! Remy, the main character in the film, has always been a bit quirky for a rat: he walks on two legs, he likes fresh food as opposed to rotten, and he actually ventures near humans. Although Remy has a somewhat supportive rat family, things quickly change as he finds himself in the center of Paris (or somewhere really close). I like how the film doesn’t make the culinary aspects less exciting. The gleaming copper pots and pans are some of my favorite things to see! Themes present in the film include but are not limited to: family, friendship, trust, love, adventure, cooking, determination, and brilliance. Also, the music is such a lovely accompaniment to the film!
Ratatouille is a movie about a rat who wants to become a chef. Now a rat and a chef, those two things don’t really go together, but if we look closer we can see that it is a story of how we can do whatever we dream of doing. Remy the rat leaves his rat family in hopes of becoming a chef. He finds a worker named Alfredo Linguini at the most famous restaurant in France, and becomes friends with him. He hides underneath Alfredo’s hat and controls what he cooks. Soon everyone learns that the rat is behind the delicious dishes Alfredo is making! However, instead of showing their appreciation, they are absolutely disgusted and angry. Suddenly Remy is getting death threats because of how unsanitary it is for a rat to work in a restaurant. The story gets really ugly with many ups, and downs, and plot twists. Remy teaches us about persuasion, trying hard, and never giving up. I highly recommend this movie for all ages due to the amazing story it had!
This movie should be at least rated pg, not rated g! There is tons of violence, long kissing scenes, hints of fornication when colette talks to Linguini about the other chefs! One of the most inappropriate kid movies I've ever seen!
it's OK, i mean I've seen worse, pretty long for an animated movie.
A very clever, unique and entertaining film! The main character in the movie, Remy, is quite endearing, and the message of the film is positive--wonderful for the whole family.
when I was a baby this was my babysitter. my dad put that movie in and boom past out. it is not a dumb movie it is like number 5 in my list of top 20. that is my movie right here.
All of the food in this movie looks delicious! I also really liked the animation style and Remy's determination in wanting to be the best chef that he could be.
This is a good, feel-good movie. It shows that no matter what "class" you are born in, you can do anything and break boundaries.
A lovely story, feel good as all Disney-Pixar films.
There's no real line between the movies thesis and the text. Great Art and great Artists can come from anywhere. Which leads to the greater theme of class. That this 'country' rat can come to the city and his talent and skill build a career that wouldn't have been expected.
There's so much regarding class, community, and familiarity tied up into it.
Truly a great experience.
Vibrant, well-made animation. But I couldn't get into it (and I do like cartoons!). I don't mind talking rats, but trying to get an audience to sympathize with this rat, and convince us that a restaurant full of actual people would have a rat for a chef, was a little too far out there. Do kids buy into this idea and enjoy the movie? With such amazing talent behind this movie, it's too bad it didn't have an awesome plot to go with it.
This may be a "kids" film but my husband and I watch this at least once a year during the fall or winter. Why? Well, after we watch the movie, we're so inspired to cook that we end up going on culinary adventures in our own home. It's amazing, the recipes we've come up with!
Really underrated movie about overcoming the limitations of family, living your dream, then realizing you can't abandon your family.
Solid lesson, but I'm not entirely convinced the message is universal.
Charming animated movie. Even though it is animated it is more geared towards adults in my opinion. Definitely worth watching.
While some might find the idea of a restaurant run by rats off putting, I'd totally eat there :)
This movie is very heartfelt as it covers the topics of following your dream, love, honesty, and compassion. Remy is a rat, and usually, that means you are unable to become a five star chef in France. However, after being separated from his family and finding Linguini, Remy manages to live out his dream under Linguini’s hat and be a chef at his idol’s very own restaurant. This story is very touching as it shows the importance of fitting in and never giving up hope in the face of adversity. Moreover, the film is very original and well written and has many visually appealing frames. I would rate this movie 5/5 stars and recommend it to those with a soft spot for underdogs and a love for food.
- @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
Ratatouille is about a rat named Remy who loves food and dreams of becoming a chef, however, his dream is opposed by those around him and most importantly his father. Remy lives in the sewers along with his family but, one day when Remy decides to go to the world above, he has a chance encounter with a human named Alfredo Linguini. I think the main message of this film is to follow your dreams and also in regard to cooking specifically, as one of the characters in the film known as Gusteau would say “Anyone can cook”. Overall, this film was pretty good, it had a good story and good comedic elements. This film would probably be a good watch with family or friends. I would give this movie a rating of 4.5/5.
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library
Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The title refers to the French dish ratatouille, which is served at the end of the film and also references the animal type of the main character, a rat. The plot follows a rat named Remy, who dreams of becoming a chef and tries to achieve his goal by forming an alliance with a Parisian restaurant's garbage boy. I enjoyed watching this movie because it covers the topics of following your dream, love, honesty, and compassion. I would definitely recommend this to other viewers. This story is very touching as it shows the importance of fitting in and never giving up hope in the face of adversity. Moreover, the film is very original and well written and has many visually appealing frames.
Rating: 4/5 -@PrettyKitty of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Ratatouille is a creative, unique, and very entertaining movie! It’s different from any other film I have seen, and has its own quirky twist, that makes it really engaging. The characters are all very likeable, and I appreciated Disney’s portrayal of rats, as opposed to how humans feel in reality. There was humour, suspense, and adventure within the movie, and I very much liked how it ended. This movie is full of important messages, such as anyone can achieve what they wish if they work hard enough, regardless of who they are or where they come from. I think that everyone can relate to one of the themes in this movie, which makes this film so meaningful and personal to each viewer. I would definitely recommend this movie! Rating 4/5
@PenelopeScriptor of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board
Remy, who is voiced by Patton Oswalt, has always felt like an outsider. Within his community, he is the only one that cooks, doesn’t walk on all fours, and likes to explore the kitchen since he'd rather not eat garbage. Why is this unusual? Perhaps because he is a rat. After being chased out of his longtime nest in the attic of an old lady’s house, he is separated and sent to Paris. There, he stays under a young man’s hat and explores his love of food and kitchen in one of the finest restaurants in all of Paris. Released in 2007 and directed by Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, this animated dramatic fantasy film will invoke joy in the hearts of all.
@Moviecritquer01 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Remy is fascinated by the art of cooking; he has a good sense of taste and smell; and he also happens to live in Paris, the place where the best food is served they say. In a parallel universe, Remy’s life would’ve been heaven for him, but unfortunately, he’s a rat. As everyone knows, nobody likes rats, which makes it a little harder for Remy to do what he really wants to do; to make things. An encounter—and later on, a friendship—with a human Linguini changes everything. Realization hit those around them that, “Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist can come from anywhere”. A movie with a great message behind; a movie that inspires us, humans, to go out and create things, and at the same time, makes us crave good food; a Pixar classic that answers the question, “what if rats have feelings”. 5/5
@jackbittle of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
This is an okay movie. Maybe pretty boring -- I'm not sure how to describe it. It didn't amaze me... because I was almost sleeping while watching it! All the animation movies have the same formula: sadness, happiness then sadness, then happiness. That's how the things works. In the beginning there is an awful chef (sadness), then he meets the mouse (happiness), then the mouse leaves him because he's selfish (sadness), then the mouse comes back to him (happiness). I give this movie 3.5/10.
@rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
I love this movie! Always inspires me to cook something up! Very great movie, with some comedy! WARNING: DON'T WATCH THIS MOVIE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH! :)
VIOLENT scene when female cook stabs Linguini's sleeve with several knives to "hold" him to the counter. This is way too violent for a kid's film. Definitely NOT appropriate for children under 11 or 12 years old, who will hopefully not copy this act of violence. Parents who actually care about what their children watch, will be careful not to let them watch this scene or at least explain this is way too violent. Watch with caution...
When I first saw the trailer for this I was unimpressed, but then out of the blue one day I decided to try it and was I surprised. Even though it's a bit of a weird story, it's fun, smart, and appetizing (yes, even though there are rats, this movie makes me hungry.) Every time I watch this I get the urge to go to France and cook up a storm. :)
i watched this at my high school at cooking class in gr.11 cooking class and gr.12 cooking class i liked the way the rat had put the cooking man's hands up like he is a pupet and he was teaching him how too cook everyone was subprised how fast he can cook my whole class was just langthing i'm not that into this movie but i had to watch it IT was for my cooking class so we know what we have to do when where cooking evan if it is a cooking class after we finished this movie witch is we had to finish it the next day in class cause we had to go to another class .
A pleasant enough diversion though the storyline was quite ludicrous (yes, I know, but still, hair doesn’t work that way). To be fair to this review I only got halfway through before the kid I was babysitting lost interest, but I also am not really worrying about finishing it either.
This is my fav disney movie next to tangled and frozen. I love Remy and Colette!!:) haha notice my name;)