42 Grams (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

42 Grams (2017)

TOMATOMETER

——

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

42 Grams Videos

42 Grams Photos

Movie Info

After working at some of the world's best restaurants, Jake's aggressive personality kept him from finding a kitchen to call home. A chef without a restaurant, Jake began cooking fifteen-course menus out of his apartment. Alongside his dedicated wife Alexa, their "underground" restaurant becomes a foodie hot spot. The experience is unique: they present refined flavors while dirty dishes soak in their bedroom. A year later, they take out a lease on an abandoned chicken joint to open a real restaurant, 42 Grams. The film follows them developing menus, hiring and firing staff, shows Jake's temper, the strains on their marriage, and, extraordinarily, the awarding of two Michelin stars in the first year.

Watch it now

Cast

Critic Reviews for 42 Grams

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Based on what we see in "42 Grams," perhaps the place collapsed under the weight of the chef's massive ego.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Give it your all and you can lose it all-that's the lesson, accompanied by the frenetic Philip Glass-like string arrangements that have become de riguer in the now ubiquitous genre of tortured-chef portrait.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Fascinating portrait of a young chef has some cursing.

February 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A revealing but too-narrowly focused documentary on the making-of-a-Michelin-starred-restaurant and its cost on a young couple's lives.

February 13, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

42 Grams offers a look at what it means to fully live your passion. This film should be appealing to anyone who has meditated on how to define their success and what it truly costs to be an "overnight" success.

January 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The film's stunning final images suggest that there will be no end to this passionately creative endeavor, driven by the hunger to satisfy.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 42 Grams

There are no featured reviews for 42 Grams at this time.

42 Grams Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss 42 Grams on our Movie forum!

News & Features