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Original post made by Sarah, South of Midtown, on Jul 9, 2007

Ratatouille was REALLY good. I felt like I was in another world, it had lots of non-slapstick/non-bathroom laughs, and the best evil character ever. Only criticism was the laugh level--I laughed a lot, but I didn't actually bust a gut. Bonuses were a good cartoon beforehand and sticking around to read the credits.

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Posted by Gourmand
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 9, 2007 at 9:43 am

Ratatoille is one of my favorite vegetable dishes. You can't beat the vegetable stew of tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines (zuccini and eggplant) and with some crusty french bread, wow a perfect meal.

So, I hope the movie does a good job in encouraging us to eat healthy and some of the restaurants around here to give us a good old ratatoille (or rats tails as a favorite restaurant of mine called it).

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Posted by natasha
a resident of Meadow Park
on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:22 am

Alas, no, Gourmand, the movie encourages us to eat fatty French cheese and drink great wine and eat food that has been prepared with care and expertise (and butter) instead of eating healthily. But is that really a bad thing? My two daughters (8 1/2 and 10) and husband and I enjoyed the film immensely and are still talking about "remember that part where . . . " a week later.

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Posted by Tyler Hanley
digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Jul 9, 2007 at 4:15 pm

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This is one of my favorites of the year so far.

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Posted by Haley
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:57 pm

I did bust a gut during this cute movie, toward the end, when the rats got sanitized *presto* by the dish washer. Then madcap hilarity ensued. Still laughing about that sight gag! :D

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Posted by Sarah
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jul 30, 2007 at 12:27 am

Hi Haley. That was such a great scene!! Guess I should have added my definition of gut-busting: It's an unrelenting, uncontrollable laugh that's so hard I miss the next part of the movie, tears are streaming down, and my stomach starts to ache.

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