DVD - 2014
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A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.
Publisher: Universal City, CA: Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2014]
Branch Call Number: Feature
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Sep 28, 2018

Let's make it clear that this is Not a 'Comedy' of any kind! False advertising! It is a Drama, though!
It is a passable show, even likeable at times, especially if you like Spanish New Orleans Music and Spanish food! This movie is mostly about the Father-Son relationship and Father' love and skill for cooking! The food does look delicious! And the road trip is somewhat interesting!
The Story is not developed enough and makes no effort to convince us how the Chef and his ex-wife got back together! There was no romance, no wooing! Decidedly unconvincing and a superficial part of the movie!
It is a cute, feel-good movie, but not something I would recommend to friends! I honestly do not understand why others are raving about this movie!

ArapahoeRead Nov 27, 2017

"Chef" is a lovely little movie. It's entertaining, funny, and a heartwarming story. Jon Favreau plays a chef who leaves the gourmet restaurant world to run a food truck. It's beautifully filmed, especially the cooking scenes. Do not watch this hungry!

Library_Jill Aug 11, 2017

Heartwarming and hunger-inducing, this is an endearing story about a very human chef who starts a food truck on the heels of professional and personal humiliation, and ends up finding more than just a new job. I loved the realism of the characters--especially the main character. People were flawed but trying their best, and I fell in love with the family in this movie.

May 27, 2017

"Trite and disappointing": the first words that come to mind regarding this movie. Lots of people enjoyed it, but it wasn't for me. If you're on the fence about this one: hop over to the other side.

Mar 13, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable! A highly wound chef has a major meltdown that not only gets posted on the Internet, but leads to his firing and a road trip to recapture his dreams. This movie provides a rare example of healthy male bonding over friendship, family, food, and passing on life skills to another generation. His unfamiliarity with Twitter/social media provides some very funny moments. Emjay Anthony does a great job of playing his estranged 10-year old son, who slowly comes to trust his father again. John Leguizamo, as his best friend, channels the best of Cuban culture and true-blue friendship. Minor disappointment in Sofia Vergara, whose character doesn’t get fully developed. P.S. Do not watch this film if you're hungry: food plays a major and delicious role.

Dec 22, 2016

A fun family movie! I also learned something interesting about corn starch. 😀

Nov 26, 2016

Nice movie : Yummy food scenes, awesome soundtrack and heart-warming - relationship for father/son.

Nov 25, 2016

really cute story. and the food they cook looks SO good!

Nov 18, 2016

This film clearly shows us that there is entertainment value in a movie that is not based on blood, guts, gore, violence and sex. The story, the acting, the passion and the pace of the film are perfect. Together they allowed me to pause and simply enjoy the film. Go ahead and watch this film with your kids, they might just know more than you think they do!

britprincess1ajax Oct 16, 2016

An intriguing passion project about -- duh! -- a chef who loves food and treats it with a sense of artistry, CHEF did not disappoint. A quadruple threat as writer/director/producer/star, Jon Favreau crafted a brilliant film, a remarkable little-known gem that spoke to me. It's filled with a raw sense of reality. I can't emphasize that enough. CHEF is based in the world we live in now; absolutely everything feels authentic. His ten-year-old son and his ex-wife aren't caricatures; they are genuine people who feel and express and suppress. His cooking crew are genuine; their loyalty doesn't rely on them agreeing with everything the chef says. Creativity is expressed absolutely here; the world is different than what it once was and traditional ambitions can be thrown aside to make way for the new happiness. Now, I don't want to spoil this film and thus I won't. Not knowing anything about CHEF only enhances the story as it unfolds. I really hope others see this film; simply put, it's great. I highly recommend CHEF.

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