CAST & CREW
The movie traces the journey of Carl Casper, who is a frustrated chef in a restaurant dominated by his boss, who seldom leaves him with the scope of doing something out of the box. One fine day, the critics are served by Carl, and he ends up with a review that changes his life, upside down. He, along with the help of his son, gets a twitter handle and lashes out against the review which ends up getting him unemployed. But sometimes life blesses you in disguise. Carl’s ex-wife comes to the rescue and helps him get started again. Then on, Chef revolves around doing the things the way you like to do them, tying the knots which were loosened by time and going towards a happy end.
The movie is a treat for foodies, as it is based on that very concept. It uses cooking as the base that connects the dots of the mess that Carl’s life has become. The story is perfectly set, and the direction justifies it to its very core. The film was supposed to be fun along with a message and it manages to pull that off.
Jon Favreau plays the lead Carl inspired very much from his real life. Scarlett Johannson and Sofia Vergara play his love interests and the movie stars food in the lead, eating up all other characters with carnivores gusto.
Food and lots of food. Food from restaurant to the truck Cuban sandwiches along with an introspective storyline with a laughing exterior.
What’s not there?
The film loses pace in the second half where originally it should’ve gained momentum. That’s where it falls weak.
The movie delivers the dishes it promises on the menu and hence a one time watch won’t hurt.
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