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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 76
    William GossFilm.com

    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. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

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

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

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

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