A monologue from the film "Ratatouille" by Brad Bird and Jim Capobianco



About this Monologue

  • Character: Linguini????
  • Gender: Male
  • Age Range(s): Teenager (13-19), Young Adult (20-35)
  • Type of monologue / Character is: Depressed, Lamenting, Frustrated
  • Type: Serio-comic
  • Year: 2007
  • Period: Contemporary
  • Genre: Fantasy, Family, Comedy, Animation
  • Props: A jar, a rat
  • Description: Linguini despairs about his job
  • Location: 29 minutes into the film


Remy is a rat who dreams of becoming a great chef, just like his hero Auguste Gusteau. By fate, after losing his family, Remy ends up in Auguste Gusteau's restaurant in Paris. There, a young kid, Linguini, has just started working as a garbage man. Remy sneaks in the kitchen and prepares a delicious soup which draws the attention of a food critic. The head chef of the restaurant thinks that Linguini cooked it and asks to cook it again. When they discover Remy in the kitchen, he asks Linguini to bring it outside and kill the rat.

In this scene Linguini is about to throw Remy into the river. Remy is in a jar and ...

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LINGUINI: "Don't look at me like that. You're not the only one who's trapped. They expect me to cook it again! I mean, I'm not ambitious. I wasn't trying to cook. I was just trying to stay out of trouble. You're the one who was getting fancy with the spices! What did you throw in there? Oregano? No? What? Rosemary? That's a spice, isn't it? Rosemary? You didn't throw rosemary in there? Then what was all the flipping and all the throwing the...(he sits down) I need this job. I've lost so many. I don't know how to cook and now I'm actually talking to a rat as if you.....hahahha! Did you nod? Have you been nodding? Ha! You understand me?.......

(End Excerpt)

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