Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Chef on DVD

 Chef [DVD Chef]

Jon Favreau stars as brillian chef Carl Casper, a man with visions of what his culinary skills can accomplish, but who finds himself hemmed in by the restrictions placed on him in his restaurant job. When his conflicts with the restaurant’s owner, and an altercation with a local critic cause his current restaurant career to implode, Casper finds himself taking his ex-wife’s advice and investing in a food truck, while traveling to Miami. The process of completely rehabbing the truck, and driving it cross-country back to Los Angeles, provides Casper with an opportunity to re-bond with his young son and explore their similarities. While loaded with language issues that gave this film an “R” rating, the personal journey that Casper and his son go on makes this an enjoyable film. The set design and cinematography are excellent. And the performances by Favreau, John Leguizamo as his friend and sou chef Martin, and Emjay Anthony as young Percy Casper, are all superb. A great supporting cast as well, including Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt and Amy Sedaris. In the extras on this DVD, watch for several bizarre outtakes from Amy Sedaris!

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ official Chef – The Movie web site ]

Recommended by Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library

Have you watched this? What did you think? Did you find this review helpful?

New reviews appear every month on the Staff Recommendations page of the BookGuide website. You can visit that page to see them all, or watch them appear here in the BookGuide blog individually over the course of the entire month. Click the tag for the reviewer's name to see more of this reviewers recommendations!

No comments: