Disney - Pixar
This animated film combines a sweet story, morals, humor and fine food. I find it a perfect recipe for an enjoyable viewing experience. In fact, I'll go as far to say that next to Fiddler on the Roof, this film is my favorite.
Who is the hero of this film? A brave hearted, bewhiskered, cute little fellow named Remy. Remy is a rat. But contrary to what most people think about rats (unless you've watched Disney's version of Cinderella, of course), Remy lived for fine food. He spends hours in a house of an old lady who falls asleep during the cooking show on T.V. so Remy can watch the famous chefs and read the wonderful cookbook, “Anyone Can Cook” Sadly, his family didn't understand his quest or gift for food at all. Due to a slight accident, Remy and his family are separated and Remy ends up in Paris... right beside a world famous restaurant. In fact, it's the restaurant of a chef who wrote the cookbook that Remy loves so well. Imagine that!
When he is rather thrown into the path of aspiring cook Linguini (garbage boy of the restaurant), they decide to team together, using Remy's skill with food and Linguini's skill at looking human and a hilarious string of events is set in motion.
This film is amazing in every area. At times, the quality of the picture is so good that it seems like it's real instead of animation. I recommend it highly!