Le Chef (2014)



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Self-taught aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) has the talent, but not the luck. Star chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is in danger of losing his reputation, along with his beloved restaurant. Fate brings the two together and helps them along a journey through the intoxicating world of French haute-cuisine. A legend in his own time, Lagarde is in serious conflict with Stanislas Matter (Julien Boisselier), the new CEO of the group that owns his restaurant, Cargo Lagarde. Matter is plotting to … More

Rating: PG-13 (for brief strong language)
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Daniel Cohen, Olivier Dazat
In Theaters:
Box Office: $0.3M
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as Alexandre Lagarde

as Stanislas Matter

as Cyril Boss

as Paul Matter
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Critic Reviews for Le Chef

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (12)

About as exciting as the PBJ and flat diet soda I just had for lunch.

Full Review… | July 31, 2014
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The film's payoff is about as novel as a scoop of lemon sorbet.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014
Washington Post
Top Critic

An amusing soufflé of a comedy that pokes fun at foodies while honoring the art of those who cook for them.

Full Review… | July 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

It's meant to be a soufflé-light charmer, but the bland, predictable French comedy Le Chef basically falls flat.

Full Review… | July 17, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

It's definitely not love at first sight for this odd couple, which makes for good laughs, but their love of food and life enables them to find the right mix of ingredients for a very funny movie.

Full Review… | July 7, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

"Le Chef" may not be a masterpiece, but it's nonetheless a treat.

Full Review… | June 26, 2014
Seattle Times
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