Saturday, 9 August 2014

Movie review - Chef (2014)

Chef (2014) / comedy

Directed and Written by Jon Favreau
Produced by Jon Favreau, Karen Gilchrist and Sergei Bespalov
Starring: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofía Vergara, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr., Amy Sedaris
Trailer: click.

Beautiful entertaining homage to food!

Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is a professional chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt), quits his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and returns to his home town of Miami to fix up a food truck. He reconnects with his ex-wife Inez (Sofía Vergara) and invites their young son Percy (Emjay Anthony) to join him in driving the truck back to L.A. while selling Cubanos in various cities along the way.

Loved it! I'm a foodie so watching this was really enjoyable! Yes, film's plot is predictable, everything is simplified and the beginning is a bit slow-paced but the positives outweigh the negatives. I found this comedy honest (both comic and touching), believable, without unnecessary drama and with a great charming cast! It's just one of those rare feel-good exuberant comedies with a great flavor! 4/5

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