- 1 hr 54 min
Chef is a 2014 comedy-drama film written, produced, directed by and starring Jon Favreau. The movie features an all-star cast including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Sofia Vergara and Dustin Hoffman. The story follows Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), a talented chef who works at a popular Los Angeles restaurant. Carl is passionate about cooking, but his creativity and individuality have been stifled by the restaurant's strict menu and owner, Riva (Dustin Hoffman). When food critic Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt) comes to review the restaurant, Carl is excited to showcase his skills with a new menu, but Riva insists on sticking with the old one.
The review ends up being a disaster, and Carl has a public meltdown that goes viral on social media. He quits his job and decides to start his own food truck business in Miami with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) and son (Emjay Anthony). Along the way, he reconnects with his love for cooking and his family.
The movie has themes of creativity, second chances, family and cultural identity. The scenes depicting the food are beautifully shot and will leave you wanting to try every dish. The soundtrack, composed by Lyle Workman, is a mix of Latin-American and jazz music that complements the movie's playful and uplifting tone.
Overall, Chef is a heartwarming and entertaining movie that celebrates the power of passion and food. The cast delivers strong performances, and the story is relatable for anyone who has ever felt stuck in their career or craved something more meaningful in their life.
Chef is a 2014 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 54 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 68.