Poor Zoe is up to her eyeballs in Year 12 VCE mania and she really needed a bit of R and R since she has studied so much in the last week that I have a headache for her. So I induged my movie addiction with her and the ladies and we went to see Chef.
RELEASE DATE : 2014
RUNNING TIME: 115 mins
Feel good movie of the year, this is a crowd pleaser. Having seen it with four other women, not one of them didn't think that it was charming. The Cuban soundtrack is very seductive and adds to the fun element of the movie, it's almost impossible to not tap your foot and hum along.
The story revolves around Chef Casper (Jon Favreau) a 5 star chef who has lost his mojo and his credibility following a scathing review. In an effort to get some passion back into his life his ex-wife (Sophia Vergara) encourages him to open a food van and cook from his heart, making simple but unbeatable Cuban food. With the help of his best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (darling newcomer Emjay Anthony) he takes his van on the ultimate foodie road trip across the USA.
An amazing all star cast flesh out all of the bit roles including Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Dustin Hoffman, making this latest offering from John Favreau a delicious treat indeed.
FINAL SAY: Food porn!
3.5 Chili Peppers