Sound Off: Jon Favreau's New Film 'Chef' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
May 9, 2014
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Starting from scratch never tasted so good. Now playing in select theaters is the new Jon Favreau film titled Chef, written, directed by & starring Favreau. The story is inspired by his own indie to Hollywood struggle about a chef who goes back to his roots in Miami and starts a food truck. Co-starring with Favreau are John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Dustin Hoffman & Oliver Platt as the critic (ssss). Is it any good? One of Favreau's best or worst? If you've seen it, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Jon Favreau's Chef.
To spark some buzz, I loved this movie and I want to go out of my way to recommend it. Jon Favreau really touched upon something deep and personal here, and while it's a bit light and fluffy and fun in some parts, that's because it's meant to be enjoyable for everyone and it delivers in that way. Best of all, it stays true to its own message - about staying real, being passionate, and believing in those passions and following them to happiness. He presents a fun story that showcases those feelings, and teaches them to the next generation while at it. It's heartfelt, often laugh out loud funny, and all the food looks (and I'm sure tasted) amazing.
If you just kick back, relax and enjoy Chef, you'll find a film that will inspire and entertain, and leave you with a smile on the way out. And make sure you line-up some food after seeing it, because all you'll want to do is eat something damn good. I want the food from El Jefe! Aside from Favreau, the cast in Chef is solid and everyone is having a good time. There's an outstanding soundtrack, half the time I kept wondering how they got the rights to use all of these great songs, but they work so well and kick things up a notch. I can't recommend Chef enough and although it may not seem appealing, it's worth seeing. Favreau's secret recipe.
What did you think of Jon Favreau's Chef? Outstanding original film or tasteless, boring dud?
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