Ratatouille
2007
****
Director: Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Janeane Garofalo, Brian Dennehy

While his family is perfectly happy to eat garbage, Remy the rat has highly developed taste buds and wants to become a chef in Paris. Pixar has turned this wacky premise into another entertaining and visually superfluous animation. This story has more charm than some of the studio’s output, but it’s a bit bloated and lacks in pure laughs to completely win you over.