Ratatouille ★★★★½

Wonderfully entertaining! The animation is amazing and the attention to detail is remarkable.

Food critic Anton Ego’s words about critics and criticism, delivered perfectly by Peter O’Toole near the end of the movie, really resonated with me:

In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. […] #

So memorable, so true.