My Weekend Movie Pick – ‘Chef’ (2014)


An entertaining, palate pleasing experience with easy laughs.

Jon Favreau directs and stars in this delectable entrée from this past summer about a talented chef attempting to follow his creative cooking instincts while balancing life’s demands outside the kitchen. Favreau’s character, Carl Casper, is a rising culinary star that must overcome setbacks on his journey towards the American dream.

Chef Carl, or “El Jefe” as he’s more commonly known, once had a conviction for transforming ordinary dishes into mouth-watering crowd-pleasing dishes. In the movie he finds his artistic side stifled by his boss and a renowned food critic. His emphatic response to personal criticism escalates into a social media Twitter war, leaving Carl searching for answers and a job.

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Audiences get a taste of the one man’s journey toward fulfilling the American dream; unwilling to accept no for an answer while constantly striving to improve his craft. The film’s navigation of the social media network provides “Chef” with easy laughs, an entrepreneurship storyline, and a richly rewarding trip for a father and son. Together, these ingredients combine to make the film an entertaining, palate pleasing experience…just don’t watch this movie on an empty stomach.

The “Chef” is available on to buy or rent at; Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, Google Play, Netflix and Walmart’s VUDU.

“Chef” also stars Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr. It is rated R with a running time of 1 hour and 54 minutes.



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