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A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great 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 Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, Walt Disney Home Entertainment,, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780788875472
Branch Call Number: DVD J MOVIE RAT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereophonic surround,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Alternative Title: Ratatouille (Motion picture)


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Nov 30, 2019

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.

ArapahoeSarahD Nov 12, 2019

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.

Aug 16, 2018

This movie makes my mouth water

I hope thats not disgusting to you.

Apr 07, 2018

Charming animated movie. Even though it is animated it is more geared towards adults in my opinion. Definitely worth watching.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

While some might find the idea of a restaurant run by rats off putting, I'd totally eat there :)

Sep 10, 2017

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

Aug 27, 2016

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

Remy is one of the main characters in this movie. Remy wants to be a famous chef, but there’s just one problem with that – Remy is a rat. However, one day he stumbles upon a young man named Linguini, who messes up his soup he was supposed to make. However, Remy comes to the rescue and fixes the soup, and saves Linguini’s from embarrassment. Together, Linguini and Remy continue to work in the restaurant’s kitchen. I have to admit that the ratatouille (a type of food in the movie) in the movie looks delicious and makes me want to have some!
- @JuiceboxZ of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 09, 2016

Don't you just love the rat.

Apr 19, 2016

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! :)

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Jan 02, 2015

"Anyone can cook."

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Jun 24, 2008

If you are what you eat, then I only want to eat the good stuff.

Jun 24, 2008

I hate to be rude, but we're French!


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Oct 07, 2009

Remy is a french rat living in the countryside who ends up in Paris. There he forms a partnership with a kitchen boy, Linguini, and cooks to his heart's delight. The sous chef is skeptical of Linguini's newfound ability to cook and is set on making life in the culinary world difficult. Remy is scorned by his family from his human-like actions and interactions with humans. Caught between worlds Remy has to choose which one to live in.


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