Ratatouille 2007

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(215) IMDb 8/10
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The story is of a rat named Ratatouille who lives in a upmarket Parisian restaurant run by an eccentric chef.

Starring:
Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett
Runtime:
1 hour 46 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

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Ratatouille

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, Comedy
Director Brad Bird
Starring Patton Oswalt, Brad Garrett
Supporting actors Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter O'Toole
Studio Disney
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Baker, Surrey on 27 Dec 2007
Format: DVD
This was the best family film I saw all year in 2007. What seems at first a simple story about a rat who wants to cook, turns out in fact to be something more, deeper and more subtle. It was funny, charming, and also very touching. The animation was truly stunning and both my husband and children aged 5 and 8 loved it. Wonderful.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Butcher on 15 Oct 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Whilst I shalln't go into a great deal of depth regarding the actual film (all other reviews have focused on this in great depth so please refer to those!) I'll simply tell you it's more of that Pixar brilliance you come to expect from the guys with the little lamp!

I wanted to focus on one tiny aspect of this Blu-Ray which very few have mentioned (perhaps they don't know it's there!) and that is the calibration tool provided on this disk! Now, for the technophobes out there when you receive your HDTV it's all shiny and nice and the picture quality is most probably good. But in order to get the very most out of your Blu-Ray films and HD Games you need to play around with some of the more in-depth settings in your TV's menu. This can be confusing if you've never done it before however included in the special features of this disk is an easy to follow guide on how to do this! Spend 5 minutes tweaking the settings as you're told to by the disk and your viewing experience (Visual & Audio) will be GREATLY improved!

I think that this alone is a great reason to buy this blu-ray as some calibration disks can cost crazy amounts! So at the very least rent this blu-ray!

Once again, great film but a brilliant little tool that will change the way you view all of your films!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Blenheim on 27 Jun 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Possibly the 2007 film that is closest to perfection is Pixar's "Ratatouille", an animated comedy that seems to focus on the story of a rat named Remy who has a sense of smell and a great talent for the culinary arts, and who becomes a secret chef at a French restaurant, managing to be a hit to the gourmets who don't know their chef is a rodent.

But something magical happens about half way through: The focus switches more to the story of the scullery kitchen lad and his fellow kitchen superiors (including the dominating Colette, voiced by Janeane Garofalo) and we realize that the human animal was really the film's main subject all along. Its visual look is like great French paintings and its animation state-of-the-art, thanks to directors Brad Bird and Jan Pinkava, all set off by a wonderful music score that breathes life, love and Paris in every bar. Amazingly, the film's poetic setting contrasting the Parisian slums (the world of the rats) with the high-class restaurant for connoisseurs reminds one of the best of Ernst Lubitsch (like the romantic setting of the garbage scow in his 1932 "Trouble in Paradise"), but it is Lubitsch as if some Preston Sturges slapstick had wandered into it.

This is a marvelous, life-affirming masterpiece, and one of the two films of 2007 that uses food to express a deep and profound love of life.
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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Ticked Off on 15 Feb 2008
Format: DVD
I was less than enthusiastic when my husband brought this one home, but what a magical few hours it turned out to be. I adored this tale of Remy, his wonderful clan, acerbic father, genial, dotty brother and all. The human characters were equally as warmly portrayed, genuinely likeable. The villains had a touch of style, too. And there were many moments that had myself and my husband laughing out loud, some of them very subtle. (I loved the fact that the rats, when threatened, ran TO the boats, for example. A fun twist on rats leaving sinking ships!) I even cried at the happy ending. One we'll watch again. Treat yourselves!
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Big John on 11 Feb 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Buy this DVD. It is one you will watch again and again. For the cynics the story is predictable, but for the rest of us its how it gets there that matters. The detail is amazing, like one of the villains uses a somewhat rare French Facel Vega motor car. Perfect as a villains car. The romantic interest uses a powerful Motorbike. Perfect. The rest of the DVD and its detail almost brings the very smells of France, Paris and the food to life. I love the story, it plays well in these modern times,with modern villains. It might even get you to be inspired in the kitchen! Pixar and Disney have truly done it again.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Sushma Sahajpal on 9 April 2008
Format: DVD
My husband & I saw this at the Cinema (without our children) and loved it! The story of Remy, the rat with a genius for cooking is fantastic. It moves along at a cracking pace using all the creative, high energy, visual effects that you would expect from PIXAR but without losing emotional connection. SPOILER Alert: The morality story of how this lowliest, most vilified of creatures has the talent and finds the spirit to climactically topple the opinion of society's most revered judge, the aptly named food critic Anton Ego (superbly voiced by the one and only Peter O'Toole - who undergoes his own journey of transformation) is wonderfully uplifting. As others have mentioned the sight of a kitchen crawling with rats is so uncomfortable, that it also makes you question your own prejudices, and whether you really believe that `Anyone can cook'. There is a wonderful extra on the DVD where Remy and his brother explain the bad press rats have had and how The Plague was not their fault...!

Then of course there is the sensory experience in the film. A lovely depiction of the sights, sounds and smells of Paris, the wonderful way Remy tries to explain flavour and fusion of flavours to his brother depicted by colour and music and not least, the food preparation itself. You can almost taste the soup and of course the fantastic ratatouille that Remy prepares at the end.

By the way a tip if like us, you have children under 10. They loved the DVD with the English-descriptive setting turned on (initially by accident, but hey!). This narrative fills in many of the visual cues that they would otherwise miss.

Lifted - the failed alien abduction was hilarious and is also included on the DVD along with loads of other fascinating extras.

Entertaining, taste-bud and thought-provoking stuff, top marks.
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