History TearJerker / Ratatouille

22nd Mar '18 4:40:18 PM Bengson26
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** Worse is that Gusteau's death was ''inspired by a real life event'': A very beloved and popular chef in France known as Bernard Loiseau (who's past served as inspiration for Gusteau) commuted suicide after rumors that his restaurant was going to lose one of it's Michelin Guide stars, which he had built up after ''years'' of hard work and ambition. Makes Gusteau's character a lot more depressing.

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** Worse is that Gusteau's death was ''inspired by a real life event'': A very beloved and popular chef in France known as Bernard Loiseau (who's past served as inspiration for Gusteau) commuted committed suicide after rumors that his restaurant was going to lose one of it's Michelin Guide stars, which he had built up after ''years'' of hard work and ambition. Makes Gusteau's character a lot more depressing.
13th Mar '18 9:35:18 PM AntonF
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* The subversion of Linguini's attempt of the RousingSpeech, where instead of banding together after Linguini's big reveal, [[spoiler:everyone decides to up and quit in disgust. The look on Colette's face as she holds herself from delivering a beatdown is especially heartbreaking.]]

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* The subversion of Linguini's attempt of the RousingSpeech, where instead in which Linguini reveals the truth about Remy being the actual cook and trying to rally his crew around that crazy notion. Instead of banding together after Linguini's big reveal, together, [[spoiler:everyone decides to up and quit in disgust. The look on Colette's face as she holds herself from delivering a beatdown is especially heartbreaking.]]



** Shortly before, the whole staff moves to kill Remy where he stands without a second thought, and what does he do? He closes his eyes in anticipation. And this is following his IAmWhatIAm epiphany moment, meaning that he knows that returning to the kitchen will get him killed instantly, but at least he can [[FaceDeathWithDignity go out with the comfort of knowing exactly who he is]].
** When Remy first enters, Django and Emile, who were initially trying to stop him, bolt to the side. They probably still had a clear view of what was happening. Remy had returned mere days ago after they thought him dead for what's implied to be ''weeks'', [[FridgeHorror and if Linguini hadn't intervened when he did, they would have had to watch him get killed.]] Borders on NightmareFuel when you consider [[AdultFear how horrifying it must have been to have to watch a family member be murdered.]]
** What about Linguini? The poor dude, feeling his whole life that he is worthless, never excelling at anything, and never getting respect from anyone, suddenly receives a lot of attention, but more importantly, pressure, of succeeding his DisappearedDad, two things that he doesn't actually deserve. Then when he comes clean, it's back to square one. Had [[spoiler: Django not call the colony to help Rémy cook Ratatouille and Colette come back]], Linguini would be left despairing in the chef's office all night, possibly [[FridgeHorror dying of broken heart like his father did]].



* Linguini revealing the truth about Remy being the actual cook and trying to rally his crew around that crazy notion. They instead walk out on him, including Colette, who also makes a motion to slap him before dropping her hand in tears and also exiting, leaving Linguini and Remy all alone in the kitchen.
** Shortly before, the whole staff moves to kill Remy where he stands without a second thought, and what does he do? He closes his eyes in anticipation. And this is following his IAmWhatIAm epiphany moment, meaning that he knows that returning to the kitchen will get him killed instantly, but at least he can [[FaceDeathWithDignity go out with the comfort of knowing exactly who he is]].
** When Remy first enters, Django and Emile, who were initially trying to stop him, bolt to the side. They probably still had a clear view of what was happening. Remy had returned mere days ago after they thought him dead for what's implied to be ''weeks'', [[FridgeHorror and if Linguini hadn't intervened when he did, they would have had to watch him get killed.]] Borders on NightmareFuel when you consider [[AdultFear how horrifying it must have been to have to watch a family member be murdered.]]



* The moment when [[spoiler: Linguini lets Remy out of the jar and Remy just runs away.]] Sure, we know a few seconds later that [[spoiler: he comes back, but that moment of sadness for Linguini is pretty terrible. He has to go back and is probably going to get fired again when they all find out that he didn't actually cook it.]]

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* The moment when [[spoiler: Linguini lets Remy out of the jar and Remy just runs away.]] away. Sure, we know a few seconds later that [[spoiler: he comes back, but that moment of sadness for Linguini is pretty terrible. He has to go back and is probably going to get fired again when they all find out that he didn't actually cook it.]]it.
* An easily forgotten line, but just before the scene above, while gesticulating about what he would do with Rémy, Linguini muses that he "has lost everything" and would salvage anything just to keep himself from being fired from Gusteau's. There are several implications about this as the movie does not detail Linguini's past, but it is likely a gig at Gusteau's is probably Linguini's last chance on sustaining a stable life with a stable income, however small. He might have been fired from all his previous jobs, or worse, never getting one at all (this might explain why he has to slightly bribe Skinner by presenting him with Renata's letter). To say nothing of his run-of-the-mill apartment, or the fact that he has just lost his possibly only living relative. When you think about it, it is a miracle that Rémy come to his life.
18th Feb '18 3:32:53 PM BronyoftheOctaves
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* The story of Gusteau's death, which suggests that he literally [[DeathByDespair died of a broken heart]] after Ego's damning review of his restaurant; It especially comes as a major shock as Remy was watching the story of Gusteau's life on television, feeling enormous inspiration from his ideals about cooking.....Only to learn that his beloved icon had been dead the whole time.

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* The story of Gusteau's death, which suggests that he literally [[DeathByDespair died of a broken heart]] after Ego's damning review of his restaurant; It especially comes as a major shock as Remy was watching the story of Gusteau's life on television, feeling enormous inspiration from his ideals about cooking.....Only to learn that his beloved icon had been dead the whole time.time.
** Worse is that Gusteau's death was ''inspired by a real life event'': A very beloved and popular chef in France known as Bernard Loiseau (who's past served as inspiration for Gusteau) commuted suicide after rumors that his restaurant was going to lose one of it's Michelin Guide stars, which he had built up after ''years'' of hard work and ambition. Makes Gusteau's character a lot more depressing.
*** Not helped that Skinner attempts to make a Gusteau frozen food franchise, which is ''exactly'' what happened to Loiseau.
21st Aug '17 12:13:33 PM Wheatenlyric950
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* The story of Gusteau's death, which suggests that he literally died of a broken heart after Ego's damning review of his restaurant; It especially comes as a major shock as Remy was watching the story of Gusteau's life on television, feeling enormous inspiration from his ideals about cooking.....Only to learn that his beloved icon had been dead the whole time.

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* The story of Gusteau's death, which suggests that he literally [[DeathByDespair died of a broken heart heart]] after Ego's damning review of his restaurant; It especially comes as a major shock as Remy was watching the story of Gusteau's life on television, feeling enormous inspiration from his ideals about cooking.....Only to learn that his beloved icon had been dead the whole time.
21st Aug '17 12:09:32 PM Wheatenlyric950
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18th Mar '17 1:35:14 PM treehugger0369
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** Shortly before, the whole staff moves to kill Remy where he stands without a second though, and what does he do? He closes his eyes in anticipation. And this is following his IAmWhatIAm epiphany moment, meaning that he knows that returning to the kitchen will get him killed instantly, but at least he can [[FaceDeathWithDignity go out with the comfort of knowing exactly who he is]].

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** Shortly before, the whole staff moves to kill Remy where he stands without a second though, thought, and what does he do? He closes his eyes in anticipation. And this is following his IAmWhatIAm epiphany moment, meaning that he knows that returning to the kitchen will get him killed instantly, but at least he can [[FaceDeathWithDignity go out with the comfort of knowing exactly who he is]].is]].
** When Remy first enters, Django and Emile, who were initially trying to stop him, bolt to the side. They probably still had a clear view of what was happening. Remy had returned mere days ago after they thought him dead for what's implied to be ''weeks'', [[FridgeHorror and if Linguini hadn't intervened when he did, they would have had to watch him get killed.]] Borders on NightmareFuel when you consider [[AdultFear how horrifying it must have been to have to watch a family member be murdered.]]



* The moment when [[spoiler: Linguini lets Remi out of the jar and Remi just runs away.]] Sure, we know a few seconds later that [[spoiler: he comes back, but that moment of sadness for Linguini is pretty terrible. He has to go back and is probably going to get fired again when they all find out that he didn't actually cook it.]]

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* The moment when [[spoiler: Linguini lets Remi Remy out of the jar and Remi Remy just runs away.]] Sure, we know a few seconds later that [[spoiler: he comes back, but that moment of sadness for Linguini is pretty terrible. He has to go back and is probably going to get fired again when they all find out that he didn't actually cook it.]]
17th May '16 4:12:00 PM wrestlingdog909
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** The shot at the end of the speech, when Ego [[spoiler: refers to him as the "finest chef in France"]] as Remy watches the sun rise.
29th Apr '16 7:08:53 PM toongrrl1990
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* The quiet little moment immediately beforehand when Ego tastes the ratatouille and flashes back to his mother's cooking. When you see him for the first time, he's this cold, snide, hard, and impossible to please boogie man. Under all of that though? Buried deep, he was someone who loved food. Someone who once lived to experience, to taste and explore. He had the same fire that Remy has, but after years of criticizing, of making food a job, everything he enjoyed was naught but ashes in his mouth. It took something simple, just a simple peasant dish, something he'd probably not tasted in DECADES, to rekindle his heart. All the fancy glitz in the world couldn't do that.

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* The quiet little moment immediately beforehand when Ego tastes the ratatouille and flashes back to his mother's cooking. When you see him for the first time, he's this cold, snide, hard, and impossible to please boogie bougie man. Under all of that though? Buried deep, he was someone who loved food. Someone who once lived to experience, to taste and explore. He had the same fire that Remy has, but after years of criticizing, of making food a job, everything he enjoyed was naught but ashes in his mouth. It took something simple, just a simple peasant dish, something he'd probably not tasted in DECADES, to rekindle his heart. All the fancy glitz in the world couldn't do that.
21st Feb '16 5:28:02 PM Andre
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** Horst in particular pauses in front of Linguini [[spoiler:before everyone starts leaving. The look on his face is disappointment. He was expecting Linguini to be every bit as great as expecting... getting the truth clearly felt like a betrayal to him.]]
18th Nov '15 6:45:17 AM Shippudentimes
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* The subversion of Linguini's attempt of the RousingSpeech, where instead of banding together after Linguini's big reveal, [[spoiler:everyone decides to up and quit in disgust. The look on Colette's face as she holds herself from delivering a beatdown is especially heartbreaking.]]
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