[[caption-width-right:350:"Gusteau... is dead?"]]
* 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.]]
** 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.]]
* [[CausticCritic Anton Ego's]] climactic speech. It's moments like this where Pixar really shows what it's made of.
** All that is good in the world? The stuff dreams are made of?
** The chocolate from our childhoods.
** 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.
* 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 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.
* The ending. [[spoiler:Remy is the chef of his own restaurant, La Ratatouille, with Linguini and Colette.]] Blame the amazing French music.
** Want to hear it again? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_hdmt4vpBo Here you go.]]
** Ego's grand finale line: [[spoiler:Surprise me!]], because, man, weren't we all.
** Also, Remy mentions how [[spoiler: happy Ego is because after losing his job as a critic he became a small-business investor. Ego was the one who used his wealth to help Linguini and Colette with the finances they needed to start their own restaurant just for the sake of being able to continue to eat Remy's cooking and share it with the world. Think about that kind of act from him and how much it says about his love and respect of Remy's talent. It's probably one of the most win-win endings in a film ever! Happy tears.]]
* 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.]]
* "Get out of here! You and all your rat buddies! And don't come back or I'll treat you the way restaurants are supposed to treat pests!"
* 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.]]
* 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.
** 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.