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Chef

  • Comedy
  • 2014
  • Jon Favreau
  • 110 mins
  • 15

Summary

Premiere. Carl Casper quits his job at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for the owner, and takes to the road to reignite his passion for the kitchen. He ends up in Miami, where he teams up with his ex-wife, his friend and his son to launch a food truck. Comedy, directed by and starring Jon Favreau. with Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Whatever you do, don't go to see Chef on an empty stomach - it's a feel-good foodie film that will have you salivating within minutes. Director and star Jon Favreau (Swingers, Iron Man) puts a lot of moxie into his role as stellar chef Carl Casper, who quits working for an upmarket restaurateur (Dustin Hoffman) so he can rediscover his culinary mojo. With support from his ex-wife Inez (Modern Family bombshell Sofia Vergara) Carl winds up in Miami with a food truck, his son (Emjay Anthony) and old friend/fellow cook Martin (John Leguizamo). Cue an uplifting road trip back to LA that produces delicious morsels of family bonding. Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr (in a brief cameo) and Oliver Platt (as an acerbic food critic) add to the uplifting fun, while Favreau skilfully cooks up a film that's sweet and spicy, without a trace of bitterness - and that's a flavour nobody misses.

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Credits

Cast

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Carl CasperJon Favreau
InezSofia Vergara
MarvinRobert Downey Jr
MollyScarlett Johansson
MartinJohn Leguizamo
RivaDustin Hoffman
Ramsey MichelOliver Platt
TonyBobby Cannavale
JenAmy Sedaris
PercyEmjay Anthony

Crew

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DirectorJon Favreau

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2014-06-27
Language
English
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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