Movie Review: ‘Chef’

Jon Favreau suffers more than most from blockbuster fatigue. I mean, if his Cowboys and Aliens was any indicator, it was past time to take a step back and rediscover his joy. In this case, it turned out to be returning to the sweet and funny style of indie films that he helped popularize with 1996’s Swingers.


In Chef, the title refers to Favreau who plays LA culinary artist Carl Casper. He may be the head of a top-notch restaurant, but when a famed food critic (Oliver Platt) accuses him of having become uninteresting in his prepared fare, a heated and public discussion leads to him throwing it all away and trying something both new (a food truck) and old for him (cuban sandwiches).


Mixing unbelievably appealing food porn tours, an extremely affecting father-son bonding tale, and a LOT of really great and funny cameos by some pretty big stars, Chris, Brian and Martin are sure you’re going to want to see Chef and listen to their Highly Suspect Review…

 

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