July 04, 2007

A True Family Flick...

We took the plunge on opening weekend and went to see the new Pixar hit Ratatouille. I absolutely loved it!!! It was a hit for everyone in our family from age 3 to 42. We laughed and cried and sat on the edge of our seat and got grossed out and and and.... We were spellbound the entire time.

The movie began in a little house in the countryside of France and moved quickly into the amazingly reproduced scenery of Paris. The digital picture was spectacular! The kitchen of the restaurant was spot on as far as a typical French restaurant should be run right down to each Escoffier brigade station.

The rats were adorable and lovable and our children fell in love with them. The music was so enjoyable, too. Pixar wrote a great story and I must admit I was not sure how they would pull a rat in the kitchen off but they did it. There were a few times I cringed at the thought of so many rats in the kitchen but it worked in this movie.

There were some of my favorite aspects of a movie in this...
* Changed characters
* The little guy triumphs
* You can be anything if you work hard enough and want it badly enough
* Love story
* Happy ending
* Lovable characters
* Lots of plot to follow
* Not as predictable as you might think
* Touching teary eyed moments

I won't spoil it for you by giving story and plot away but I will say it is a must see!!! Go and enjoy it as a family. It is language and situation friendly for all ages. Hollywood needs many more of these kinds of movies.

I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 just for the gross factor (my own sensitivities about mice and rats and sanitary issues and such but they may not bother anyone else - it's a chefy thing and maybe a mommy thing). LOL I WILL, however, be buying this one on DVD.


  1. I'm really looking forward to seeing this when it comes out on demand :)

  2. Kellie6:52 AM

    I took Kaiya Rose to see it while the bigger kids saw a different movie with Daddy, of course she is my aspiring chef and she LOVED it. It was wonderful. Of course the life like rats in the kitchen gave me the hebbie jebbies a few times.