Films: Patton Oswalt

The Secret Life of Pets 2

  • 3 stars
  • 2019
  • USA / Japan / France
  • Directed by: Chris Renaud, Jonathan del Val
  • Cast: Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart
  • UK release: 24 May 2019

Max (Oswalt) lives with owner Katie (Kemper) in apartment with other pets Gidget (Slate), Chloe (Bell) and Snowball (Hart); then Max becomes worried about Katie’s new baby Max. There’s not enough humour, charm or sense to win over parents, but kids will enjoy the vivid animation and animal antics.

Young Adult

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Written by: Diablo Cody
  • Cast: Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Patton Oswalt
  • UK release: 3 February 2012

Recently divorced writer Mavis (Theron) returns to her tiny hometown to win back former sweetheart Buddy (Wilson), except he's a happily married father. A standard rom-com setup becomes something much less reassuring: Theron gives a perfectly judged performance as the conceited, searingly tactless Mavis, and Cody's…

Ratatouille

  • 4 stars
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • U
  • Directed by: Brad Bird
  • Cast: Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Ian Holm, Janeane Garofalo, Peter O'Toole, Brian Dennehy, Peter Sohn, Brad Garrett, Will Arnett

The Pixar masterpiece follows Remy the rat (voiced by Oswalt) as he chases his dream of becoming a gourmet chef. This is Pixar at its best, offering audiences both three dimensional images and storytelling with its thoughtful consideration of the relationship between the creative process and friendship. Yet Bird's…