Ego's review of Gusteau's in the finale. Yes, the restaurant was closed by health inspectors, but it's truly incredible if you don't come out of that monologue feeling inspired, or with a new respect for some critics, to a degree.
Don't forget Ego's Flashback upon actually tasting Rémy's ratatouille. If that sunny kitchen and the warm, reassuring smile of Anton's mother as she cheers her son up with a bowl of homemade soup don't melt your heart... No wonder he gave them a rave review.
It's so simple and sweet — and a perfect example of everything Pet the Dog should be.
Which segues very nicely into his review of the restaurant: even after meeting Remy and having the situation explained to him, he gives it a highly positive rating, which eventually costs him his job. And just as a pick-up-and-cuddle-the-dog moment, Anton loses his credibility but is a regular customer at Remy's new restaurant, where he consistently orders the ratatouille. Say it with me: d'awwwww!
Not just a regular customer. It's highly suggested that Ego helped front the money to open La Ratatouille in the first place, making him co-owner along with Linguini and Colette.
A subtle moment during that scene: Colette has mentioned how being a woman has handicapped her and forced her to work twice as hard to get where she is. Then she goes out to speak with Ego, who immediately assumes she's the chef and begins congratulating her. The fact that she's a woman doesn't make any difference to him.
Colette signals Remy that it's time to get back to work with a look of warm acceptance, a look that says she truly accepts him as her comrade and a master of the kitchen.
Not to mention Remy's teeny-tiny little chef's hat. Awwww.
My favorite was when Remy's dad whistled for the rat colony to come out of hiding and help Remy save the day. He was opposed to Remy's wild-eyed cooking dreams from day one, but when his son needed help, he was they were there. Just thinking about that tears me up. He caps it off with just nine words.
"We may not be cooks... but we are family."
"And this rat... this brilliant, little chef... can take us there." No wonder it convinces Remy's dad that he was "wrong about... your friend."
Remy's final conversation with the imaginary Gusteau.
Remy: I'm sick of pretending. I pretend to be a rat for my father, I pretend to be a human for Linguini. I pretend you exist so I have someone to talk to! You only tell me stuff I already know! I know who I am! Why do I need you to tell me? Why do I need to pretend?
Gusteau: [chuckles] But you don't Remy. You never did. [disappears]