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Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Runtime: 114 mins Release Date: 30 May 2014
More than food . . . positive modern values (by marilyncarien)
The sensuous portrayal of Chef's passion for food reminds me of the wonder and awe of Mozart's music in Amadeus. Great! But there is so much more ! I appreciated the film's modeling of positive modern values. Couples can be divorced but still share love. This film goes further than most -- she lends him money, they dance joyously together, keep in touch, and although he appreciates her beauty and sexuality, they do not go back for a Hollywood ending and "live happily ever after" Dads even single ones can seriously bond with sons far beyond weekend visits to "have <more>
fun" and this is emphasized in conversation and action. But, why did they add the scene of the son refusing a direct command to "clean out that pan"? Kids need to be trained to do things they prefer not to, but also dads can feel sincerely sorry for "being mean" and apologize.Another strongly made point is that reviewers like us! can do a LOT of harm using words blah, blah, blah to folks who are really sweating it out and doing their best to make us happy.We also get a free lesson on technical wonders. We clearly see Twitter's amazing power while also appreciating the way kids can enrich our lives with new technologies. Screen impositions show "tweeting and re-tweeting" in a way to make you smile. It was a delight to watch crowds magically line-up at every stop of the food truck. Also, Chef's watching the video clip the son created for him along the trip. .. was a filmic coup. Finally, many will feel gratified at the central conflict of conventional expectations versus creative genius. The restaurant boss orders Chef to serve the conventional "favorites" which results in a terrible review. But all is well in the end
exactly what it was for me watching the movie "Chef" tonight. This movie is not about a plot. It is about authenticity and I got that away from it. It is one of those small movies that connects you back to reality. Jon obviously made a passion project. It felt like he really enjoyed playing this down and out character since he is so believable as a chef. Some expected scenes do not diminish the fact that this movie is upbeat and inspiring!Well Jon, I did not wait for the selfie with you this evening, as the line was too long. I do hope, however, you come up with a cookbook! I <more>
I've been disappointed frequently with what I've seen so far: Godzilla, X-Men, Spiderman 2, Maleficent, and The Other Woman which was so bad I walked out after 15 minutes . So I didn't have high expectations for this movie. However, it turned out to be so good that I've seen it twice. The story, the acting, the cooking, and the music combined to create a wonderful recipe for a beautiful movie. You don't need special effects, explosions, and $100+ millions to make a good movie. All you need is a good script, decent acting, and perhaps some Cubanos :- I left the theater <more>
feeling really good and happy. I honestly can't remember that last time I felt like that after watching a movie in the cinema. Go see the movie.
Happy, Uplifting, Feel Good Movie (by jk-692-236394)
I did not expect such a talented cast of actors mostly in small parts. Jon Favearu has a lot of friends. The actor who played his son is a find. He was great. Low key, sweet and very natural and believable. The story is good. It is about the chef and then the food truck, but it really is about him and his son. I liked that he was friends with his ex wife, Sofia Vergara, who did a great job. That struck home for me, because my ex and I get along well and it brought a lump to my throat to see how happy that made their son. It is special when divorced parents can get along and do things with <more>
their kids. The story moved quickly and I loved how the son used twitter and they incorporated social media into the story. Very realistic. I highly recommend this movie. Really a joy to watch.
Jon Favreau is Chef Carl Casper working in a restaurant for a boss he doesn't see eye to eye with. He ends up leaving his job after he becomes fed up with the menu and receiving some bad criticism from a food critic. He exchanges insults with the food critic via Twitter and of course it goes viral and Carl's reputation is really on the line. He's also having some problems with his own personal life after he and his wife split and he is trying to build a relationship with his young son. The story follows Carl as he looks to get his career back on track and build stronger bonds with <more>
his loved ones.The whole cast was very likable and easy to relate to, Carl and Tony had a very funny working relationship and are then joined by Carl's son, Percy when they get the food truck going. Then we have smaller roles for Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Vergara...some cast list that.This is certainly a feel good film, I couldn't help but smile when watching. There was some lovely looking food on display and a great soundtrack to boot. Although it was mostly a comedy and it was pretty hilarious in places the film also had some heated arguments for dramatic effect, I felt this worked really well to show the viewer just what the characters are going through. Overall it was just a fun, unique film.A really enjoyable film, heartwarming, feel good fun, one of the best films of 2014. 9/10.
A movie that I really enjoyed and highly recommend. Just a feel good movie that isn't cheesy. There needs to be more of these. (by cosmo_tiger)
"That review went viral." Carl Casper Favreau is the best chef in the city working at the best restaurant. On the night that a respected food critic is coming Carl decides to change the menu and do something different to show off his skills. The owner of the restaurant doesn't like that idea and Carl is forced to abandon his ideas. When the critic gives him a bad review it hits the internet. Carl decides to respond and a war of words culminates in a confrontation that ends up with Carl out of a job. When a trip to Miami provides a new opportunity Carl and his son discover <more>
something more important then food. I have been a Favreau fan since Swingers. That was really the last movie he was in where he was the main star even though in that and Made Vince Vaughn really stole the movies . After seeing this I wouldn't be surprised if he got more starring roles. He is perfect for this movie. He really just plays Mike, grown up, with a little more confidence. That is not a bad thing at all. The movie is full of comedy, heart and is so entertaining and enjoyable to watch that the movie moves along almost too fast and you wish there was more. This is a movie I could go an and on about but I will just say watch this. I really enjoyed it. Overall, a movie that I really enjoyed and highly recommend. Just a feel good movie that isn't cheesy. There needs to be more of these. I give it an A.
I really enjoyed this funny and heart-warming movie about a chef and his relationship with food and his son. The film is worth about 8.5 in my books. The current IMDb score is roughly accurate, despite the inexplicably negative reviews and voting of a tiny minority.Leguizamo and Vergara light up every scene they're in. Quite a few A-list Hollywood stars are in this movie, but it's not a Hollywood movie at all. The performances by all the main and supporting actors were excellent. When I try to single one or two out, I just start thinking about how good the others were too.You feel <more>
like the movie had no script at all, that's how natural the writing was. Remarkably cliché-free.I was subtly but deftly moved at the end. This is an optimistic guy movie but women will enjoy it as well.Kudos to Favreau of course and to everyone else involved in this film. I have a new respect for Favreau and will watch out for his films in the future.
A familiar recipe, expertly prepared and served with extra zest! (by maha-albadrawi)
At an early point in Chef, the title character cooks a grilled cheese sandwich for his 10-year-old son, Percy. It's a familiar recipe —bread, butter, and cheese — but the way that the camera lingers on the melting cheese, and the care taken in how the food was served, made me want to reach into the screen and take a bite. If Chef were a meal, it would be comfort food. When comfort food is done right, boy oh boy does it hit the spot. Favreau directs and stars as Carl Casper, a celebrated chef at a swanky Los Angeles restaurant, whose creativity and integrity is compromised by the <more>
restaurant's controlling owner. After a video of him losing his temper at a food critic goes viral he becomes not only unemployed, but unemployable. With his reputation in shreds, he decides to get back in touch with his roots by opening a food truck and taking it – along with line cook and son - on the road, rediscovering his passion along the way.The pairing of sumptuous shots of food preparation with Latin beats is hard to resist for most audiences, and the food shots in Chef are so luscious and evocative that you can almost smell what's cooking. The music, sensual and spicy, is perfectly matched to the food. There's a beauty and a rhythm in the food preparation scenes and the amount of them included in the film is just right, so as not to feel over indulgent. There is also a lot of enjoyment to be had from watching the performances of the supporting cast, and perhaps this is because each of them play to their strengths: Robert Downey Jr steals the scene as Casper's ex-wife's other ex-husband who is rich, generous, and always looks like he's on the verge of doing something really crazy; Sofia Vegara plays Casper's sweet, sexy, well- meaning ex-wife, who he is still great friends with; John Leguizamo, always an interesting actor to watch, has fantastic chemistry with Favreau and the young actor who plays his son, and some of the more meandering scenes in the film are made interesting by his infectious energy; and Dustin Hoffman adds an element of compassion to a role that could have easily been reduced to a caricature. The stars featuring in the film stay firmly within their safe zone, and I couldn't help but remember what Hoffman tells Favreau early in the movie: play your hits, because no one wants to go to a Rolling Stones concert and not hear 'Satisfaction'. While this can have the potential to be boring, it bodes well for the film: we know we're in safe hands, and we're going to come out of this feeling satisfied. Special mention must be made of Emjay Anthony, who plays Favreau's son Percy with the perfect blend of maturity and innocence, and is really the emotional centre of the film. While the film is certainly a feast for the senses, at its core it's about restoration: restoring the father-son relationship, and restoring passion. It's hard to ignore the parallels to Favreau's own career: after breaking out in the 1996 indie hit Swingers, Favreau has in recent years become a director of the mega-blockbusters: the first two Iron Man movies, and the less well-received Cowboys & Aliens. Here, he cleanses his palate as a director and returns to more down-to-earth, feel-good fare there's even a dead-on remark about Casper's/Favreau's "dramatic weight gain". Ouch . A familiar recipe made with great ingredients, Chef will leave you feeling satisfied.
Stepping away from the blockbusters that have occupied his time and talents of late, Jon Favreau scales back the spectacle to deliver Chef, a thoroughly enjoyable story of redemption set amid the chaos and camaraderie of the kitchen in which Favreau delivers what may be his best performance yet. In addition to taking on the lead role of disgruntled chef Carl Casper, Favreau also wrote the screenplay and served as producer and director, putting himself firmly in the firing line if the film misfired. Fortunately, he has got most of it right and Chef overcomes any shortcomings through its <more>
refreshing take on relationships - particularly between Carl and his 10-year-old son Percy Emjay Anthony - and the power of technology and social media as both a destructive force and an instrument of considerable social currency. Confined to bit parts of late in the likes of The Wolf of Wall Street and the three Iron Man films, Favreau seems to relish the opportunity to take on this role of a man forced to re-evaluate everything that is important to him.We first meet Carl as he begins preparations for the evening ahead at the restaurant at which he is the head chef. Once hailed as the next big thing in culinary circles, Carl's career and reputation has stagnated somewhat as he finds himself frustrated by the limitations placed on him by restaurant owner Riva Dustin Hoffman . You see, Riva is more interested in maximising profit, while Carl is desperate to shake things up and broaden the menu, particularly with high profile critic Ramsey Michel Oliver Platt dropping in to sample the fare. It is not giving too much away to say that things don't go well and, when Carl unleashes at Michel in a tirade that goes viral, his tenure at the restaurant is over. At the urging of his ex-wife Inez Sofia Vergara , Carl heads to Miami and establishes a food truck that enables him to reconnect with his love of cooking and the son he has neglected. Much merriment ensues as Carl hits the road to redemption with Percy and best friend Martin John Leguizamo along for the ride.The film very much celebrates the art of cooking and gastronomes will go nuts at the myriad montages of Carl at work in the kitchen, whether it be in the restaurant, the food truck or at home where even a toasted sandwich is prepared with passion and precision. The relationship between Carl and Percy, which is the crux of the narrative with the food truck as the conduit that brings them together, is refreshingly realistic and devoid of mawkish sentimentality. Young Graham is remarkably composed and naturalistic as Percy and the underrated Leguizamo makes the most of his best role in ages. The music is fabulously funky, creating the up-tempo mood that permeates the second half of the film. There really is a lot to like here, which makes it easy enough to overlook those aspects that go unexplained. For example, Inez lives in a luxurious house with an armada of domestic staff and is always making reference to her work, yet we never get any sense of what this work entails and ultimately Vergara seems to be simply rehashing her Modern Family persona, albeit not quite so shrill.The sudden disappearance of Scarlett Johansson from the narrative is another mystery that remains unsolved. In the opening portion of the film, Johansson's Molly works as a hostess at the restaurant and there is clearly a mutual attraction between her and Carl. In fact, a scene in which Molly lounges seductively while Carl prepares a meal is sexier than most love scenes, yet once Carl leaves for Miami, Molly is neither seen nor heard from again. A cynic might suggest that Johansson's inclusion, along with a somewhat strange cameo from Robert Downey Jnr as another of Inez's ex-husbands, is simply Favreau calling upon his Iron Man co-stars in an attempt to secure maximum leverage for his film with multiplex audiences.The film demonstrates the power of ubiquitous presence and power of social media; initially bringing Carl to his knees before ultimately playing a very significant role in his resurrection as a chef and a father. Despite a few unanswered questions along the way, Chef is a charming, refreshing surprise.