Ratatouille

Synopsis: A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great French chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in the sewers of Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero, Auguste Gusteau. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unlikely - and certainly unwanted - visitor in the kitchen of a fine French restaurant, Remy's passion for cooking soon sets into motion a hilarious and exciting rat race that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Director(s): Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava (co-director)
Production: Disney/Pixar
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 64 wins & 42 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
96
Rotten Tomatoes:
96%
G
Year:
2007
111 min
$112,408,657
Website
2,879 Views

Although each of the world's countries

would like to dispute this fact,

we French know the truth:

The best food in the world

is made in France.

The best food in France

is made in Paris.

And the best food in Paris, some say,

is made by Chef Auguste Gusteau.

Gusteau's restaurant

is the toast of Paris,

booked five months in advance.

And his dazzling ascent

to the top of fine French cuisine

has made his competitors envious.

He is the youngest chef ever

to achieve a five-star rating.

Chef Gusteau's cookbook,

Anyone Can Cook!

climbed to the top of the bestseller list.

But not everyone

celebrates its success.

Amusing title, Anyone Can Cook!

What's even more amusing is that

Gusteau actually seems to believe it.

I, on the other hand,

take cooking seriously.

And, no, I don't think anyone can do it.

This is me.

I think it's apparent

I need to rethink my life a little bit.

What's my problem?

First of all, I'm a rat.

Which means life is hard.

And second, I have a highly developed

sense of taste and smell.

Flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla bean...

Oh! Small twist of lemon.

Whoa, you can smell all that?

You have a gift.

This is Emile, my brother.

He's easily impressed.

So you can smell ingredients?

So what?

This is my dad. He's never impressed.

He also happens to be

the leader of our clan.

So, what's wrong

with having highly developed senses?

- Whoa, whoa, whoa! Don't eat that!

- What's going on here?

Turns out that funny smell

was rat poison.

Suddenly, Dad didn't think

my talent was useless.

I was feeling pretty good about my gift,

until Dad gave me a job.

Clean.

Clean.

That's right. Poison checker.

Cleanerific.

Cleanerino.

Close to godliness.

Which means clean.

You know, cleanliness is close to...

Never mind. Move on.

Well, it made my dad proud.

Now, don't you feel better, Remy?

You've helped a noble cause.

Noble? We're thieves, Dad.

And what we're stealing is,

let's face it, garbage.

It isn't stealing if no one wants it.

If no one wants it,

why are we stealing it?

Let's just say

we have different points of view.

This much I knew:

If you are what you eat,

then I only want to eat the good stuff.

But to my dad...

Food is fuel.

You get picky about what you put

in the tank, your engine is gonna die.

Now shut up and eat your garbage.

Look, if we're going to be thieves,

why not steal the good stuff

in the kitchen,

where nothing is poisoned?

First of all, we are not thieves.

Secondly, stay out of the kitchen

and away from the humans.

It's dangerous.

I know

I'm supposed to hate humans,

but there's something about them.

They don't just survive.

They discover, they create.

I mean,

just look at what they do with food.

How can I describe it?

Good food is like music you can taste,

color you can smell.

There is excellence all around you.

You need only be aware to stop

and savor it.

Oh, Gusteau was right.

Oh, mmm, yeah.

Oh, amazing.

Each flavor was totally unique.

But combine one flavor with another,

and something new was created.

So now I had a secret life.

The only one who knew about it

was Emile.

Hey, Emile. Emile.

I found a mushroom.

Come on, you're good at hiding food.

Help me find a good place to put this.

He doesn't understand me,

but I can be myself around him.

Why are you walking like that?

I don't want to constantly

have to wash my paws.

Did you ever think about how we walk

on the same paws

that we handle food with?

You ever think about

what we put into our mouths?

All the time.

When I eat, I don't want to taste

everywhere my paws have been.

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Brad Bird

Phillip Bradley Bird (born September 24, 1957) is an American animation director and screenwriter. He is best known for his animated feature films, The Iron Giant (1999), The Incredibles (2004), Ratatouille (2007) and Incredibles 2 (2018). Bird developed a love for the art of animation at an early age and was mentored by Milt Kahl, one of Disney's legendary Nine Old Men. He was part of one of the earliest graduating classes of the California Institute of the Arts alongside John Lasseter and Tim Burton. Afterwards, Bird worked as an animator for Disney in The Fox and the Hound (1981) and The Black Cauldron (1985) and wrote the screenplay for Batteries Not Included (1987). Bird served as a creative consultant on The Simpsons during its first eight seasons, where he helped develop the show's animation style. Bird directed his first animated feature film, The Iron Giant in 1999. Although it fared poorly at the box office, it came to be regarded as a modern animated classic. He rejoined John Lasseter at Pixar in 2000, where he developed his second animated film, The Incredibles (2004). He directed his third film, Ratatouille in 2007. Both films place among Pixar's highest-grossing features and gave Bird two Academy Award for Best Animated Feature wins and Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay nominations. In 2011, Bird directed his first live-action film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was a critical and commercial success. His second live-action film, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, was released in May 2015. In 2018, Incredibles 2 was released, which Bird wrote and directed. Like its predecessor, the film was a critical and box office success. more…

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