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Le Chef (The Chef) (Comme un chef) (2012)


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Jacky, a self-trained cook with haute-cuisine ambitions, gets canned from a series of menial cooking jobs. His pregnant girlfriend Beatrice tries to halt their financial meltdown by arranging a handyman position for him at an old folks home, but he can't resist the siren call of the kitchen. Meanwhile, Alexandre, chef of the three-star establishment Cargo Lagarde, faces a crisis of a different sort. Stanislaw, the son of his retired business partner, wants him to cut costs and introduce


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In the world of culinary cinema, if Babette's Feast is a 10-oz. filet mignon and Eat Drink Man Woman is a 4-lb. lobster, then this French import registers as a delectable bonbon, small and insignificant but nevertheless sweet and satisfying.

April 11, 2014 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

[T]his soufflé is flavourless and deflates in an instant. Even its bland, innocuous title seems disinterested and we haven't even gotten to the actors, the editing, the writing, the... well, you get the picture.

September 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Trespass

About as obvious and predictable a French comedy as you could imagine. I loved it.

August 5, 2012 Full Review Source:

This is French farce in its most straightforward form, rather than the radical, cutting satire some would wish for.

August 4, 2012 Full Review Source: The National
The National

Highly likeable, souffle-light French comedy.

June 26, 2012 Full Review Source: 3AW

In this froth of a film, everything is a bit larger than life, but it's done with a nice sense of abandon and it's grounded by the performances

June 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Light and broad comedy fuse together harmoniously in this frothy comedy set in the restaurant world in which cuisine, relationships and careers are agitated precariously in a mixing bowl of surprises

June 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Le Chef isn't very nourishing, but a little indulgence in some sweet nothingness now and again isn't a necessarily bad thing.

June 8, 2012 Full Review Source:

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