Ratatouille is an ‘unique experience that strikes deep notes’. Read on:
It would be an overstatement to say that Ratatouille is something of a love letter to critics. But given the review-friendly pedigree of director Brad Bird, it’s not hard to imagine he is trying with Pixar’s latest film to pay subtle tribute to the folks who supported him when studios and audiences didn’t. Bird, who worked on lauded but viewer-deficient projects like The Critic and The Iron Giant, has since made good both creatively and commercially with the aptly-titled The Incredibles, and here celebrates all that is essential to artistic expression: freedom, enthusiasm and — of course — encouragement.
Much like its predecessor, Ratatouille has behind it the marketing muscle of the all-powerful Pixar, not to mention their own collection of four-star reviews and awards. But regardless of its size, its context or its commercial potential, Ratatouille is a triumph that not only pays tribute to the spirit of discovery, but revels in the fun of making a few of its own.
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Synopsis: After taking audiences on incredible journeys to the worlds of cars, superheroes, fish and toys, only the amazing storytellers at Pixar Animation Studios (“Cars,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles”) could create an entirely new and original world where the unthinkable combination of 5-star restaurants and rats come together for the ultimate fish-out-of-water tale.
In the new animated-adventure, RATATOUILLE, 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.
Remy finds himself torn between his calling and passion in life or returning forever to his previous existence as a rat. He learns the truth about friendship, family and having no choice but to be who he really is, a rat who wants to be a chef. Directed by Academy Award™-winning Brad Bird (“The Incredibles”) and co-directed by Academy Award™-winning Jan Pinkava (“Geri’s Game”).
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