Saturday, May 24, 2014

MOVIE - Chef

R (1:55)
Limited release 5/9/14
Viewed Friday 5/23/14 Last Day Of School!
RT Critic: 87 Audience: 87
cag:  4.5 Liked it more-than-a-lot
Directed by Jon Favreau
Open Road Films

Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

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

My comments:  What an absolutely delightful movie!  The overriding theme is about a father-son relationship.  The young man who plays the son, Percy (Emjay  Anthony) was terrific.  And what a great cast of characters!  It was a delight to see all the cooking, chopping, delightful food presentations. I loved that so much of the plot was centered around the social technology phenomena that is ruling our current world.   It was a long movie, (maybe just a tiny bit too long?) and totally enjoyable.

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