Saturday, June 30, 2007


Last night I went to see Ratatouille at the Metreon in San Francisco. It marks my fifth time seeing the film since our Wrap party almost a month ago, and I have to say- it was one of the best movie-going experiences I've ever had. There's something lacking when you watch the movie with Pixarians only, most of whom have worked on it for the past 6 years.. but being able to ride the film (and it was a ride) with an audience who has NO idea whats going to happen is a rare treat. I had the most amazing woman sit infront of me who had absolutely no inhibitions when it came to expressing how much the film moved her. I highly suggest sitting near someone who looks like they might be one of those folk- so entertaining. When I arrived at the theatre an hour early there was already a line of about 60 people, and I half-hoped I wouldn't be able to get in, were it to sell out. We were ushered over to someone's apartment afterward for a large party where I had the pleasure of meeting some students from the Academy of Art, all of whom freaked out when they asked me where I work. I don't think I've ever felt like a celebrity before, but they sure treated me like one, and that was pretty neat. All in all I had a blast, and can't stress enough that if you enjoy movies, you'll absolutely love this film. So go! Now!


Unknown said...

That I did! My friend Mary was the most verbal in the audience. At the scene where Colette was going to pepper spray the kid..she was like "AW!!...THAT IS SO GREAT!" I think she said that phrase about every 5 minutes. :p GO PIXAR face was all smiley that night.

Tillie said...

Loved it. I could almost smell and taste it! Going to see it again this week with a different set of friends. Say, should I be looking for your name in the credits somewhere?

Lou Hamou-Lhadj said...

Glad y'all liked it =) I'm not in the creds for this particular flick, but I'll have a number of listings for Wall-E next year. Keep them eyes open!