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DVD Review: Ratatouille

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I decided to hold this review (and the Pixar Short Films DVD) for as long as I could because I wanted it to be fresh in everyone's minds as they prepared for the start of the Christmas shopping season this Friday. Whether you are looking for something for a girlfriend or a nephew or even a grandparent, Ratatouille belongs in your basket. It is another in the increasingly long string of delightful movies that Pixar has created, and I can't imagine anyone not enjoying it. As its box cover proudly declares, it is the "best reviewed film of the year!"

For those who missed it in theaters, Ratatouille is the story of a young rat named Remy who desires more than anything to be a master chef. Driven away from his country home, he ends up in Paris where he meets a young chef named Linguini. Linguini is, of course, a terrible cook but with Remy's help he begins to serve up some of the finest French cuisine this side of Pierre Gagnaire. Naturally, this attracts the attention of a fellow, beautiful chef as well as that of Linguini's scheming boss and from there the adventure and mayhem ensue.