History YMMV / Ratatouille

6th Jul '17 9:17:11 PM creader
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** The sight of Remy nearly throwing up from the smell of Linguini's wretched cooking makes the latter look even more incompetent if you know that rats don't actually ''have'' a vomit reflex. Yes, Linguini's cooking ''is so terrible it makes rats defy laws of nature''.
** Anton's food-induced {{Flashback}} hails from Marcel Proust's concept of "involuntary memory". It's actually a very well-known concept in France, used in common speak through the expression "''C'est ma madeleine de Proust''" (it's my madeleine of Proust). Quoth ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Search_of_Lost_Time#Themes In Search of Lost Time]]'':
-->No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something isolated, detached, with no suggestion of its origin. And at once the vicissitudes of life had become indifferent to me, its disasters innocuous, its brevity illusory this new sensation having had on me the effect which love has of filling me with a precious essence; or rather this essence was not in me it was me. ... Whence did it come? What did it mean? How could I seize and apprehend it? ... And suddenly the memory revealed itself. The taste was that of the little piece of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray (because on those mornings I did not go out before mass), when I went to say good morning to her in her bedroom, my aunt Léonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of tea or tisane. The sight of the little madeleine had recalled nothing to my mind before I tasted it. And all from my cup of tea.
** The reference to Chef Boyardee is surprisingly significant: he was also a well-known and successful chef that was reduced to a face on prepared foods after his death.
14th Jun '17 3:53:06 PM PriceCheck
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* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Gusteau said it right "Anyone CAN cook". In real life, it's possible with patience... a lot of practice... and following another's recipe/instructions religiously... so yes, of course anyone can cook! The film however, has to build up a rat as the central protagonist, and thus, ''completely butchers that ideal''. It gets bad enough when Linguini [[spoiler: the SON of said master chef teacher]] never improves upon his preparation of dishes (though to be fair he didn't go through years of training like the other cooks, or at the very least was a prodigy that read Gusteau's book like Remy). However, near the end of the movie, Ego interprets Gusteau's message differently, saying that Gusteau meant "Not everyone can become a great artist; but a great artist can come from anywhere" (i.e. have humble origins). Whether Ego's interpretation is correct is apparently up to the viewer.
6th Jun '17 12:32:56 PM SMARTALIENQT
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%%* BrokenBase: ''Ratatouille'', while one of Pixar's consistent hits, is seen by some as a bit dull compared to its other movies (not counting its less well-reviewed movies such as both ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' installments).

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%%* * BrokenBase: ''Ratatouille'', while one of Pixar's consistent hits, is seen by some as a bit dull compared to its other movies (not counting its less well-reviewed movies such as both ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' installments).


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* EndingFatigue: One criticism of the plot. The story could conceivably end when Linguini gets together with Colette and ousts Skinner... or when Remy gets a good review by Ego... or when it *actually* ends.
9th May '17 10:52:26 PM gjjones
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* HilariousInHindsight: The scene where Remy practices puppeteering Linguini, specifically the clip where the camera focuses on Linguini's right hand as he reaches for a tomato and ends up knocking over a wine glass, can remind some watchers of their experiences playing ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013''.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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The scene where Remy practices puppeteering Linguini, specifically the clip where the camera focuses on Linguini's right hand as he reaches for a tomato and ends up knocking over a wine glass, can remind some watchers of their experiences playing ''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013''.''VideoGame/SurgeonSimulator2013''.
** The relationship between Django and Rémy when father-and-son Héctor and Sergio Bonilla voiced their respective characters in the Mexican Spanish dub.
21st Apr '17 11:32:04 PM Chubzhac
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: With the exception of Horst using his [[NoodleImplement deadly thumb]] off-screen, most we ever learn about the kitchen staff is what Colette briefly tells Linguini during the training montage. And what she tells him is ''fascinating''!

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: With the exception of Horst using his [[NoodleImplement deadly thumb]] off-screen, most we ever learn about the kitchen staff is what Colette briefly tells Linguini during the training montage. And what she tells him is ''fascinating''! ''fascinating''! [[spoiler:And it would have better if the entire kitchen staff had returned to see that Linguini was telling the truth about Remy instead of just Colette.]]
3rd Apr '17 2:47:11 AM H8FearADRLuv
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: [[spoiler: Linguini is [[WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur Gusteau and more.]]

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: [[spoiler: Linguini is [[WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur Gusteau and more.more]]. If it's any consolation to people who were expecting Linguini to follow in his father's footsteps instead being a waiter.]]
3rd Apr '17 2:43:25 AM H8FearADRLuv
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: [[spoiler: Linguini is [[WesternAnimation/TheGoodDinosaur Gusteau and more.]]
26th Mar '17 3:09:10 PM nombretomado
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* PeripheryDemographic: ''{{The Onion}}'' AV Club noted that that this movie has a cult following amongst artists of all media, because it is one of the best at capturing the joy of creation. It is especially popular among culinary professionals.

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* PeripheryDemographic: ''{{The Onion}}'' AV Club ''Website/TheOnion'' Website/AVClub noted that that this movie has a cult following amongst artists of all media, because it is one of the best at capturing the joy of creation. It is especially popular among culinary professionals.
20th Mar '17 10:25:15 AM Silverblade2
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* BrokenBase: ''Ratatouille'', while one of Pixar's consistent hits, is seen by some as a bit dull compared to its other movies (not counting its less well-reviewed movies such as both ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' installments).

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* %%* BrokenBase: ''Ratatouille'', while one of Pixar's consistent hits, is seen by some as a bit dull compared to its other movies (not counting its less well-reviewed movies such as both ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' installments).
28th Jan '17 5:41:26 AM NWolfman
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Considering the film is set in France, it shouldn't be a surprise that it was a smash hit there.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Considering the film is set in France, it shouldn't be a surprise that it was a smash hit there. Humorously enough, it ended up beating out [[ComicBook/{{Persepolis}} an]] ''[[ComicBook/{{Persepolis}} actual]]'' [[ComicBook/{{Persepolis}} French film]] for Best Animated Feature Oscar
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