Chef, the movie, is a tasty treat for the whole family.
Hubs and I have not been to the movies in a long time. So, in honor of a non-working Monday, we remedied that situation with a late breakfast and an early show. What drew us to the cineplex? Chef, a smart and engaging comedy staring the multi-talented Jon Favreau, who also wrote and directed. It was a thoroughly tasty treat of a movie. In my book you just can’t go wrong with a well-written, well-acted story that includes food, passion, food, a road trip, great music, food, mid-life reinvention and a go-for-the-gusto happy ending. I loved this movie! We laughed. We cried. And I wanted to eat a big juicy cubano sandwich by the time it was over.
Jon Favreau plays Chef Carl Casper who has a wake-up call in the form of a scathing restaurant review and through the magic of the movies (and the best ex-wife a man could ever hope to have – Sofia Vergara) ends up buying a food truck and heading out on a road trip across the country with his buddy and sous chef (John Leguizamo ) and his son, a ten year old tech wizard and social media master who tweets their whereabouts to an ever increasing band of foodie fans. Stir a couple of sweet little cameos from Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey Jr. into the pot and you have the recipe for two hours of fast paced fun with a heart.
I won’t give away any more of the plot. Check out the trailer and next time you have a few hours to spare, go see this movie. It will make your heart sing with a Latin beat. I guarantee it. If that isn’t that entertainment in it’s purest form, I don’t know what is.
Hubs and I give it two thumbs up!