I love how the light on top of his portrait is turned off in this last scene as his cynicism and ego had completely faded away. Pixar's attention to these little details with subtle underlying symbolism is astonishing for a child cartoon, in a way that everyone from every way of life could appreciate and enjoy.
Watching this scene makes me cry. My mom’s cooking is my favourite ever. I’m of course biased because she’s my mother, but I have never tasted anything as delicious. When she passes, I’m going to miss those flavours and I don’t think anything will ever compare. When he has the flashback and goes to his mom serving him, I imagine myself in the future going to a restaurant and unsuspectingly ordering something that tastes as familiar as my mom’s cooking.
the ending while good is not realistic, gusteau's restaurant closes because of rats in the kitchen. in today's society of internet and instant spread of information im sure most people in france would be aware of this and not attend a restaurant operated by people who allow rats to cook for them no matter how well and clean they do it. great film though...
A few things I adore about this scene
- Skinner, upon trying the dish, actually actively enjoyed it and even smiled. However, he's so focused on ruining the restaurant and his own bitterness that it overpowers his love for food
- Ego's flashing back to when his mother cooked for him is incredibly real. As people, we are naturally inclined to be biased with the food that we grew up with. Upon tasting the ratatouille and him realizing it tasted like his mother's cooking is actually something that happens to people a lot. It makes them nostalgic and gives them good feelings, like with Ego
- Ego's speech is incredibly heartfelt. Honestly, I adore this movie's ending. The message that great things can come from anywhere is very real to me.
Peter O'Toole....need we say more? What an incredibly powerful scene that captures the essence of what it means to be an artist. and the responsibility of those who are put in positions of power to decide what art should be shared with others.
The one thing that really stuck with me when I first saw this movie was this one scene, where a single bite reminded him of his mother's cooking. I don't know why it affected me as much as it still does today. It's such a beautiful moment and one of the most underrated parts in the Disney/Pixar filmography. Absolutely beautiful and effective.
Conveying the other senses on film, a visual and auditory medium, is not an easy task. Yet in the flashback scene, they perfectly captured what it feels like to be sent back in time by the taste of a certain dish. It's a universal feeling that hist you right in the heart, and that scene shows it beautifully. Bravo.
This reminds me of the first time I taste KFCs chicken tenders with its good biscuits and it’s smash potatoes with gravy and macaroni, and with the last touch, a chocolate chip cookie, that’s when I realized god what good.