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.

5 comments:

Sorcha said...

Didn't Keller do some consulting on it? I also read on IMDB that he has a cameo as the voice of a diner, but they didn't give specific info as to when in the movie that happens.

Regardless, I can't wait to see this one. Also, I like rats. *G* We have a pet rat.

The Foodist said...

Sorcha;

He did, and he actually does a voiceover in the movie as a dinner patron.

I loved this movie from start to finish, saw it for a second time today and noticed small little things I didnt before.

Sorcha said...

Hee! Thanks, Foodist. I'm so excited to see this.

tyronebcookin said...

Man! It was great...I loved it.

That rememberance scene after biting into the ratatouille by the critic, had me laughing...

And the brother rat (oh, what his name...darn!) reminds me of some of my friends, I just want to smack them in the head and say, "quit eatin' like a punk in lock down, and start tasting the food!".

Then they always look at me and say...uh huh, uh huh, I can really see what your sayin now...

But really, not a clue...

redman said...

here, here, Bob. I concur it was a moving film.