movie review> Chef
Starring: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, e.t.c.
Running time: 114 minutes
A hilarious comedy, is how I would tag this movie. Not only is it rib-crackingly funny, but it is sure to tag at the heart strings of a robot.
Jon Favreau plays Carl Casper, a respected chef at a fancy Los Angeles restaurant, who feels he is not living up to his creative potential because of the restrictions placed upon him by the owner [Dustin Hoffman] of the establishment, whose sole aim is to make profits. The plot takes a twist when Casper is ordered by his boss to serve an influential food critic the same old menu against his wishes, the result of which is a scornful review that berates the expertise of our lead character. Enraged by the critic’s remarks, the chef takes to social media (twitter) to express his displeasure, which eventually sees him lose his job following the public outcry that follows his questionable actions and remarks. With things looking gloom and hopeless, Casper must pick himself up and decide what is really important to him as he sets off on a journey to try and reinvent himself.
Trust me, this is one of those movies you will not mind watching over and over again.