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Movie Ranked #18 | 2014 - Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Unicircles Rating:
(Ranked #18, 3 votes)
World Wide Rating:
(Ranked #598)
IMDb Rating:
7.3/10, (177804 votes)
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.Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. N ... More from IMDb
Best two reviews:
1) HitFix - The film is loose and genuine and makes great use of place. (Rating: 91) Read Full Review >
2) - If the Favreau-written “Swingers” concerned itself with the pursuit of meaningful romance and the Favreau-directed “Made” tackled the pursuit of a better living, then the slight if continually amusing Chef is clearly his paean to rekindling one’s passions, whether as an artist, a husband or a father. (Rating: 76) Read Full Review >

Worst two reviews:
7) Slant Magazine - Jon Favreau's film comes off as flippant in its view of independent labor as a universally liberating experience for an artist and businessman. (Rating: 38) Read Full Review >
8) The Playlist - While the more down-to-earth Chef does offer some fascinating autobiographical dimensions, the film is also an overlong, unfunny, largely insufferable bore. (Rating: 16) Read Full Review >
This is such a great movie! Perfect for everyone - I can't imagine anyone not liking it. Plus, it will make you get hungry for very well made food.