Chef

2014, Comedy/Drama, 1h 55m

191 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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Chef's charming cast and sharp, funny script add enough spice to make this feel-good comedy a flavorful -- if familiar -- treat. Read critic reviews

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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 Alberto 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 & Crew

Jon Favreau
Carl Casper
Oliver Platt
Ramsey Michel
Jon Favreau
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Karen Gilchrist
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Molly Allen
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Mark C. Manuel
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Ted O'Neal
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Gleb Fetisov
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Oleg Teterin
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Marina Bespalov
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James D. Brubaker
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Jere Hausfater
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Philip Elway
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Tim Smith
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Paul Brett
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Anne Sheehan
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Jerry Fruchtman
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Peter Fruchtman
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Craig Chapman
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  • Jan 07, 2018
    Chef was a heart and heartwarming movie, partial due to the fact it is perfectly cast. This story and writing feel so real and authentic, you can relate to the story in some way. All the food in this film looks fantastic and so do the people cooking it, hats of to the director and cinematographer.
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  • Oct 22, 2017
    Never has food looked this delicious on the screen. If you watch this film hungry, you will probably starve, if you watch it full, you'll get hungry again. For a film about a chef trying to fulfill his dream of a food truck, that may be a no-brainer but actually plays a pretty big role here, because it's an important character trait for Favreau's chef. The great cast clearly had fun with his, quite a few dialogs feel improvised and very natural. The film also portrays a pretty realistic use of social media and the times we live in, if you'd wanna see that negatively you could say it's a long Twitter commercial. That'd be cynical, which the film is everything but. A light-hearted, lovable and entertaining feel good movie that makes you wanna eat delicious food and travel the US.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 15, 2015
    This seems more like a project of pure egocentrism and self-indulgence from Jon Favreau, as he plays an idiot surrounded by gorgeous women like Sofia Vergara and Scarlett Johansson in a feel-good story that will only feel good to himself - really, it doesn't even have a real conflict.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 09, 2015
    Writer, director, and actor Jon Favreau cements his place as an underrated Hollywood gem with Chef, a film that surprises with its ingenuity. Focused on a chef who suffers humiliation at the hands of a critic and then finds his true calling and happiness in the form of a broken-down food truck, Chef is a Hollywood film that stands out from the rest. We get characters with nuance and heart, we get positivity, we get humor, and we get an outstanding study of family dynamics. It is perhaps the greatest example of a modern day father-son relationship as has yet to be put on screen. It's funny, engaging, heart-felt, and intelligent and a must see. A huge win for Favreau. 4/5 Stars
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