What can I say about this movie that no one else has already said? Pretty much nothing. Especially because I’m probably the next-to-last person in America to see it.

Pixar movies are justifiably lauded for being well-written, smart, gorgeous, cinematic, soaring. Ratatouille is all those. There’s a realness to the characterizations; the plot hooks you effortlessly. And then there’s the animation, so chock full of technical sophistication but never gratuitous – it’s always in service of the storytelling.

Bottom line: recommended. Duh!