Chef (2014)

Chef (2014)

Chef (2014)

Jon Favreau (Swingers) writes, directs and co-stars alongside Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr in this culinary comedy. After Carl (Favreau) loses his restaurant job, he starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise.

"When Chef Carl Casper (Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen." (SXSW Festival)

2014Rating: M, Offensive language114 minsUSA
Comedy
97%
want to see

Reviews & comments

$$$$$

This is the greatest movie of all time!!!!1!!

5.0
0

Funny

A sweet, fun road movie about a chef & his son. Much better than I anticipated (I anticipated it to be bad).

4.0
0

Sweet taste!

Quite enjoyed this film, kept me entertained throughout. Several stories going on - hurt chef after bad food review makes a successful come back, reconnects with estranged son, finds love again. A feel good movie that leaves you with a sweet taste in your mouth.

0

Medium rare

This movie provides a few laughs and it's fun and harmless. Unfortunately I feel it took too long to actually get going and not enough time was spent on the food truck aspect of the movie. I liked the casting though and I thought they used social media to the advantage of the film with cool on screen graphics. This movie will definitely click with the...

3.0
0

No sauce served with drama

I loving cooking. Watching it, cooking it and eating it! So yeah, I had a little high expectation for the movie. Was my expectation meet? Nooo, it was hard to swallow and dry as a overcooked turkey. It was just a below par drama disguised in a popular-fade-TV-shows, adapted for a big screen. Yep, you guess it, mediocre at best. And that was generous. Now...

3.0
0

Better than expected!

We went prepared to be a bit disappointed, but we all actually enjoyed it. Great story, lovely characterisations, and I particularly enjoyed the road trip through the US. In fact, I now feel more inclined to travel to the US - New Orleans in particular! The humour was great too.

4.0
0

a lot of fun

Jon Faverau has been directing the Iron Man movies lately and wanted 2 go back to his roots with independent film making. He plays a chef that loses his job because he is tired of doing the same old menu all the time. He wants to recapture his creative juices. So he opens a food truck and it pretty much goes from there. This is a great little film with...

4.0
0

Fantastic

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, great cast, great food and ability to see parts of America you may not have seen in other movies. Make sure you stay on as there are some tidbits in the credits. Clearly - if you are not into amazing food and hate to cook - this isn't the movie for you ^^^^^

5.0
0

Very average

Wasted two hours of my life watching this fluff; nothing much happens and there's not a lot of "chef-ing" going on unless you call cuban sandwhiches culinary art. Dissappointing.

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Never less than pleasant, and often extremely funny.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film belongs to Favreau in every sense, and his father-son relationship with Percy is at the heart of the film's heart.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's family-friendly fluff here, sure, but this dish has considerable bite.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A shallow but enjoyable all-American morality play ...

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

You become so thoroughly steeped in Casper's day-to-day routine that there are few dull spots.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The easygoing comedy keeps a familiar story going despite minor plot hiccups.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Never less than pleasant, and often extremely funny.

0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

The film belongs to Favreau in every sense, and his father-son relationship with Percy is at the heart of the film's heart.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

There's family-friendly fluff here, sure, but this dish has considerable bite.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A shallow but enjoyable all-American morality play ...

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

You become so thoroughly steeped in Casper's day-to-day routine that there are few dull spots.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The easygoing comedy keeps a familiar story going despite minor plot hiccups.

0

$$$$$

This is the greatest movie of all time!!!!1!!

5.0
0

Funny

A sweet, fun road movie about a chef & his son. Much better than I anticipated (I anticipated it to be bad).

4.0
0

Sweet taste!

Quite enjoyed this film, kept me entertained throughout. Several stories going on - hurt chef after bad food review makes a successful come back, reconnects with estranged son, finds love again. A feel good movie that leaves you with a sweet taste in your mouth.

0

Medium rare

This movie provides a few laughs and it's fun and harmless. Unfortunately I feel it took too long to actually get going and not enough time was spent on the food truck aspect of the movie. I liked the casting though and I thought they used social media to the advantage of the film with cool on screen graphics. This movie will definitely click with the...

3.0
0

No sauce served with drama

I loving cooking. Watching it, cooking it and eating it! So yeah, I had a little high expectation for the movie. Was my expectation meet? Nooo, it was hard to swallow and dry as a overcooked turkey. It was just a below par drama disguised in a popular-fade-TV-shows, adapted for a big screen. Yep, you guess it, mediocre at best. And that was generous. Now...

3.0
0

Better than expected!

We went prepared to be a bit disappointed, but we all actually enjoyed it. Great story, lovely characterisations, and I particularly enjoyed the road trip through the US. In fact, I now feel more inclined to travel to the US - New Orleans in particular! The humour was great too.

4.0
0

a lot of fun

Jon Faverau has been directing the Iron Man movies lately and wanted 2 go back to his roots with independent film making. He plays a chef that loses his job because he is tired of doing the same old menu all the time. He wants to recapture his creative juices. So he opens a food truck and it pretty much goes from there. This is a great little film with...

4.0
0

Fantastic

Thoroughly enjoyed this movie, great cast, great food and ability to see parts of America you may not have seen in other movies. Make sure you stay on as there are some tidbits in the credits. Clearly - if you are not into amazing food and hate to cook - this isn't the movie for you ^^^^^

5.0
0

Very average

Wasted two hours of my life watching this fluff; nothing much happens and there's not a lot of "chef-ing" going on unless you call cuban sandwhiches culinary art. Dissappointing.

1.0
0