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Rat (2000)
Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Imelda Staunton, Frank Kelly, David Wilmot, Andrew Lovern
Director: Steve Barron
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
PG     2010     1hr 31min



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Actors: Pete Postlethwaite, Imelda Staunton, Frank Kelly, David Wilmot, Andrew Lovern
Director: Steve Barron
Creators: Steve Barron, Alison Owen, Brian Henson, David Collins, John McDonnell, Stephanie Allain, Wesley Burrowes
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 06/01/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 31min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

You want ME to write a Buke?
Allison Fox | Fairfax Station, VA USA | 02/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this movie like I've rented many movies - RANDOMLY. I had no idea what to expect. I only knew it had something to do with a Rat (obviously). RAT was a very pleasant surprise (love the accents. especially when the wife says "book" like "buke" haha, maybe I'm just crazy... but so is this movie!!). Hubert Flynn (the rat throughout most of the film) is transformed somehow and goes home to his family. What's weird is the fact that the people in the movie never question that the rat is Hubert. Infact, when we enter into their life, the audience assumes that Huburt the Rat has been there living as a rat for serveral days or even weeks or months! The wife fixes him dinner and talks to him like he's human. They put pillows on his chair at the dinner table so that the rat, um, I mean Hubert, can reach the food. My reasons for liking this movie are simple: It's unique. It's humorous. It's mysterious. You never know what's going to happen next, so it keeps viewers interested! I thought it was very well made and a creative idea for a movie. The ending has a good twist as well. They have an official web site for the movie: rat-themovie dot com. It's a refreshing change compared to all the other movies out today. If you want a few laughs, and want to be in on a "secret" movie that a lot of people probably haven't seen ... 'RAT' is certainly a movie you won't soon forget."
For fans of Ballykissangel and Waking Ned Devine
Tom Sanders | Lansing, Mi United States | 03/16/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A slyly funny film starring many of the same actors from the beloved Balykissangel television series. Some great camera work and all the makings of a cult film. Some very good extras are included on the DVD disc also. A little known gem."
Uhnghrid | Everywhere | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a calmly hilarious Irish movie about a man, Hubert, who comes home from the pub one night and turns into a rat in front of his angry wife Conchita. The humour in this movie comes mainly from the cool manner in which people react to extraordinary events, and from the contorted, but strangely obvious logic they employ. For example, in one scene they get a doctor to check up on Hubert. The doctor enters the room and remarks that there is a rat wearing a jacket in the bed. He is told that the rat is Hubert, and upon hearing this he slowly nods his head and makes a quiet, understanding remark like "Oh, I see." In any case, Rat is incredibly funny, and the concept of the film is entirely original. In the end, we even get a sense of understanding of why Hubert turned into a rat in the first place, and it makes complete sense. There is absolutely no reason not to watch this movie."
Sometimes silly feels sooo good... | Massachusetts | 02/28/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Plodding along in a rut? Having way too many serious thoughts and conversations? Well, curl up and enjoy "Rat"! This is a delightful, silly story, with a super-good soundtrack and terrific actors!! It's one of those rare gems you can enjoy over and over again and smile every time!"