Thursday, July 5, 2007
Ratatouille is Brilliant
Anyone who has ever worked in haute cuisine and does not walk out of Ratatouille with his jaw on the floor will eventually be diagnosed with some type of mental or emotional disability. Come to think of it, this movie is brilliant on so many levels that even if you've never heard of haute cuisine you will find something here to make you slap your head and thank the heavens that you are human and that you are in the company of other humans who are able to make art like this.
They got almost everything right, the attitudes, the culture of the kitchen, the cooking and plating processes and all of the salient but generally esoteric arguments about how to think about cooking and eating like a fully realized human being. It is the most profound movie about food and cooking since Babette's Feast and way more accessible for kids than that lovely film.
If you haven't seen Ratatouille, make sure you do. And if you don't like it, you can blame me for wasting your money.
Posted by Bob del Grosso