Chef (2014)

R   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

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  • Jon Favreau and Emjay Anthony in Chef (2014)
  • Jon Favreau at an event for Chef (2014)
  • John Leguizamo and Jon Favreau in Chef (2014)
  • Jon Favreau and Rigo Obezo in Chef (2014)
  • Jon Favreau in Chef (2014)
  • John Leguizamo and Rigo Obezo in Chef (2014)

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21 June 2017 | kiosilveira
| A funny lunch
I can start by saying that Chef is a simple, light and satisfying comedy that despite not having a great script, conquer you by the charisma of the characters and by the good vibe of the movie, which shows a recognized head chef, who leaves his job in a restaurant after having his creative freedom denied, and starting a new business outside of the professional kitchen, taking advantage to narrow neglected family ties. We still have great performances from Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. and Dustin Hoffman, in this written, directed and starring Jon Favreau movie.

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Did You Know?


Roy Choi only agreed to train Jon Favreau to cook, if Favreau promised to be absolutely authentic in his portrayal of a professional chef, from the way that his character Carl folds the towels at the beginning of the film, to the way in which he cleans his station. Choi also put Favreau to work in several of his kitchens doing repetitive, menial tasks, such as picking parsley. This training was designed to keep Favreau focused on the smallest of details, and to serve as a method acting exercise, in order to understand the mindset of a professional chef, who must be persistently detail-focused in a pressurized environment, which requires repetitive tasks.


Percy: Dad?
Carl Casper: Yeah.
Percy: You got 1,653 followers since last night.
Carl Casper: Oh, is that good?
Percy: It's amazing.
Carl Casper: Oh, good. What does it mean?
Percy: It means that 1,653 people are reading your Twitter feed.
Carl Casper: Mmm-hmm. I thought it was like texting.
Percy: Did you post anything since last ...
Carl Casper: ...


When first leaving Florida in the food van, driving down the highway, the gear selector remains in "park" position.

Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, there is a brief scene of chef Roi Choi teaching Jon Favreau how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.


Sexual Healing
Written by
Odell Brown, David Ritz and Marvin Gaye
Performed by Hot 8 Brass Band
Also Performed by Jon Favreau and John Leguizamo (uncredited)
Courtesy of Tru Thoughts Records Ltd.


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Adventure | Comedy | Drama

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