Remy – Ratatouille
By Gabrielle Bondi
Remy is a rat who aspires to be a great culinary chef. What an impossible dream. But thanks to the beautiful animation and storytelling of Pixar, Remy achieves his dreams. Besides relating to Remy (big, impossible dreamer right here), I found it compelling that Remy was very determined about his dreams, but was not always sympathetic. His first experience as a chef is a huge learning experience, and I don’t mean in terms of cooking. Remy already knows how to cook, but he finally learns how to treat others (both humans and rats) better and put his determination to better use, like softening the heart of a cold-hearted critic with just a simple dish. It’s not just about what you do, but how it can affect others.