Step Up To The Plate


Step Up To The Plate (2012)


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French chef Michel Bras, one of the most influential chefs in the world, has decided to hand over his renowned 3-Michelin-Star restaurant to his son Sébastien. Having worked with his father for 15 years, Sébastien is ready. But it's not easy to take over the family business when your father is a master in his field. Filmed in the gorgeous Aubrac region in the South of France, home to the Bras family for generations, Step Up to the Plate offers a rare glimpse into the Bras' culinary process while capturing one of the most closely watched transitions in the world of haute cuisine. -- (C) Cinema Guild

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12)

A pleasurable, if drama-free portrait of French chef Michel Bras as he begins the handover of his three-star Michelin restaurant to his son, over the course of four seasons.

Dec 7, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Lacoste threatens to lose his audience several times with the deliberate pacing of his doc, which takes too long to get things to the table in most cases.

Dec 6, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A cerebral, dirge-paced outline of a father-son dynamic that asks the audience to fill in too many narrative and emotional gaps.

Oct 11, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's an intimate and immaculate film, modest in its goals and greatly affecting.

Sep 24, 2012 | Full Review…

It's pretty delicious.

Sep 21, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The second shot alone makes the ensuing 80 or so minutes even more enjoyable.

Sep 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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A delightful story of the change over of a restaurant from father to son. I could sit and watch the goings on in a top kitchen for ages. The attention to detail and taste is absolutely fascinating.

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