At a first glance, a food-savvy rat who aspires to be a chef doesn’t seem like the best idea for a movie, but somehow Pixar turned the story of a food-savvy rodent into a masterpiece. Ratatouille will warm your heart, whet your appetite, and make you laugh as this surprising movie runs its course.
Ratatouille is just one of the dishes that appears in this meal, but it is relevant to the story, as it brings a number of elements together in one serving. The premise of the movie is the culinary predisposition of Remy the rat (Patton Oswalt), who just can’t seem to stay out of the kitchen, despite his father’s warnings. One particularly disastrous trip to the kitchen causes the evacuation of Remy’s family from their nest, and Remy is separated from his loved ones. Alone, hungry, and depressed, Remy has to fend for himself, and suddenly finds himself friends with a human and working in a kitchen.