Ratatouille Saturday, 11 July 2020

Ratatouille

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch:

    Deviates from the recipe.

  • Starring:

    (voices of): Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Brad Garrett, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Julius Callahan, James Remar, John Ratzenberger

  • Directed by:

    Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava

  • Running time:

    111 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), G (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Characters are shot at, struck by lightning, thrown from rooftops, near-drowned, near-trodden, near-burned, trapped, near-squashed, near-roasted, bound, gagged, threatened at gunpoint, scratched, bitten, hit with objects, slapped, hit by a moped, caged. Characters wear a gas mask, dangle precariously. Broken glass, property damage, vehicle accident (audio), a cyclist crashes into a car, a character falls from his moped. Stealing, bribery. Killing animals/characters, doing jail time, robbery, fraud mentioned. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Dead rats caught in traps. Scratches, bites, mild burns on skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kissing. Bare chest (male). Messing around with someone's daughter mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, champagne). Intoxication. Gambling syndicates mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Name-calling. Religious reference. Cultural, gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES:

    Food, cooking, family, father-son relationships, smell, flavour, French cuisine, Paris, Michelin stars, food criticism, trust, communication, mentoring, inheritance, food memories, hygiene.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased mother, deceased chef mentioned. Rats, dogs, fish. Full moon, scary red eyes, bonfire, vomiting, gagging. Veal stomach, sweetbreads mentioned. Ghostly apparition.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Audacious, risky, imaginative, triumphant, gorgeous, slapstick, complicated, satisfying, inventive, ambitious, delightful, enjoyable, adult-proof, captivating, witty, inspiring, fun, big, beautiful, funny, grand. Lovable rodent, irresistible characters, remarkable attention to detail, extraordinary visuals, sumptuous animation, perfect voice cast, sly sense of humour, enchanting story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Blithe, overcooked. Some pacing lag, could be funnier.

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