A few years late, but one movie that I recently watched that I absolutely loved was Chef. A friend of mine suggested it and we watched it together, and I absolutely loved it.
Written and directed by and starring Jon Favreau, Chef is a great feel-good movie that revolves around the art of cooking and the relationship that a professional chef has with the food he creates.
Along with Jon Favreau, the film includes a talented cast including Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt and even Robert Downey, Jr. in a cameo role.
The story revolves around a Chef who quits his job at a popular restaurant in LA after a critic review goes south because he had to listen to his boss. He ends up fixing up a food truck and driving around various cities with his son and his sous-chef. A beautifully framed simple film, the plot revolves around the chef and his love for cooking and simultaneously his role as a father. What he has lost in years working for someone in a restaurant, he manages to find cooking his food in his truck.
The movie came out in 2014 and grossed over $45 million at the box office and was well received by critics.
With beautiful writing and direction with a well-rounded story and great performance by the entire cast, the film is definitely one that you can watch if you’re looking for simple, happy watch. Cinematography by Kramer Morgenthau and editing by Robert Leighton compliment the story perfectly.
Overall, this is definitely a film I’d suggest to all. I’d give it a 4/5.