1. The plot
The movie begins with the scene about the French youngest chief ever to have a 5-star restaurant, Auguste Gusteau. He is the author of the best-selling book “Anyone Can Cook” and is loved by everyone, except for Anton Ego – a food critic, who does not support Gusteau’s motto. Then comes the story of Remy, a curious and idealistic rat, living in the attic of a French house with his clan. Remy is gifted with excellent sense of smell and he has a dream of becoming a chief, after reading Gusteau’s book and being inspired by him. Unlike his clan who use Remy’s talent to detect rat poison in food, Remy disapproves of garbage and has interest in humans and their kitchen (where the food is clean). Once looking for an ingredient in the kitchen, through the television Remy finds that his idol Gusteau died dues to Anton Ego’s harsh comments. Then the old woman – house’s owner discovers Remy and his colony, he is separated from them and floats to Paris on Gusteau’s cookbook. Desperately tired, Remy sees and talk to the chef’s image, taking his advice to look outside. As Remy watches from the kitchen skylight of Gusteau’s restaurant, Alfredo Linguini, a young man with no culinary talent, is hired to do trivial duties. Linguini carelessly spills a pot of soup and tries to cover up by adding random ingredients. Horrified by Linguini’s actions, Remy falls into the kitchen and though trying to escape in vain, he cannot help attempting to fix the soup. Remy is captured by Linguini and the boy himself is caught by the strict chief Skinner. As they are arguing in the kitchen, the soup is served; however, to everybody’s surprise, it turns out to be a success. Colette, the sole woman cook in the kitchen convinces Skinner not to fire Linguini provided that he can cook that soup again. Finding a rat in the kitchen, Skinner orders Linguini to kill him. Interestingly, the boy talks to the rat before shrinking him but then decide to let him be alive. Remy secretly directs...
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