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Chef Flynn (2018)

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While many of young Flynn McGarry's peers were playing video games, he was creating remarkable gastronomic delights far beyond his years at his home in Studio City, California. Flynn's family encouraged him to pursue his creative passion, and his unique journey was thoroughly documented by his artist mother. He loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the "Teen Chef," establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. Trying to stay focused on his dream, Flynn had to weather the critics who challenged his rapid ascent in the culinary world. With access to a trove of personal archival footage and including new, intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates creates a collage of Flynn's singular focus and distinctive path through childhood. Chef Flynn shares a rare view of a young man's successful rise from the inside.

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Critic Reviews for Chef Flynn

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

It's as an ambiguous study of parenting a prodigy that the film lingers on the palate, as McGarry's mother Meg documents and manages his evolution to an obsessive, gradually oppressive degree.

March 4, 2018 | Full Review…
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The Food Network crowd will go nuts for the doc, but beyond the shots of luscious dishes, there's a pretty interesting character study here, as well.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

The result is a doc that probably made the McGarry family very happy, while proving frustrating to anyone who understands how documentaries are made and how restaurants work.

April 26, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Chef Flynn is a remarkable story of Flynn McGarry. I don't know that I would want my child to follow in Flynn's footsteps and experience his experiences. But at the end, you can't help but admire the man McGarry becomes.

April 9, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Yet, even with omission, there's something intriguing about how this floppy-haired kid with a santoku didn't become the Marjoe of the kitchen.

March 16, 2018 | Full Review…

In its best moments, Chef Flynn is like a real-life Ratatouille showing a great chef with an unlikely background.

January 25, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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