Chef Flynn

Chef Flynn

(2018)

Documentary following teenage culinary sensation Flynn McGarry’s rapid ascent from the home kitchen to the cover of New York Times Magazine.... More

"Bored with his mum's dinners, and inspired by television cooking shows, young Flynn decided to take over the kitchen. At 13, he was serving multiple courses in his front room to friends and family, with his mother providing table service and complex equipment. As his menus became more ambitious and mouth-watering, Flynn ultimately attracted the attention of the media. It’s not all smooth sailing, however, as his talent is called into question in an online backlash. His adoring single mother, Meg, obsessively documented her son’s passion from childhood. It’s this intimate footage that offers a unique insight into the world of a culinary wunderkind, and the challenges he faces as he reaches adulthood." (Sydney Film Festival)Hide

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  • The Food Network crowd will go nuts for the doc, but beyond the shots of luscious dishes, there's a pretty interesting character study here, as well. Full Review

  • It's as an ambiguous study of parenting a prodigy that the film lingers on the palate, as McGarry's mother Meg documents and manages his evolution to an obsessive, gradually oppressive degree. Full Review

  • In its best moments, Chef Flynn is like a real-life Ratatouille showing a great chef with an unlikely background. Full Review