• Chef (2014)


Release Date: May 9th, 2014

DVD Release Date: September 30th, 2014

R |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking -- as well as his zest for life and love.

Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Emjay Anthony, Robert Downey Jr., Oliver Platt

Director: Jon Favreau

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Aldamisa Entertainment

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Best friend, Love, Transformation, Los Angeles, Charming, Creative, Son, Moving, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Like so much in Chef, the plot resolution seems contrived and a bit silly. By then, though, we've had plenty of laughs, and generous helpings of warm feelings—the meat and potatoes of real life. show more

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    The easygoing comedy keeps a familiar story going despite minor plot hiccups. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    Personal or not, this lazy fantasy doesn't offer many more pleasures than an Instagram account. show more

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