Number of Times Seen – 1 (5 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – A once talented chef decides to try and start again on his own after he gets an unfavorable review from a famous online food critic
My Take on it – I have always been a fan of Jon Favreau and his movies. He is a great writer and director and knows how to create characters and stories that we can relate to and want to keep watching.
Favreau is the perfect example of what an actor/writer/director should be and do when making a movie. He researched this kind of role so intensely that he even was willing to put himself through a lot of training in order to appear as an expert chef…and it shows
The characters in this movie seemed very real and it is quite easy to relate to them.
The most realistic part was the father-son relationship between Favreau and Emjay Anthony. Their connection is described perfectly throughout the movie and it works extremely well from a sentimental perspective.
The one thing that made me lose a bit of confidence in this movie was the character played by Sofia Vergara. I love her on Modern Family, but here she seems too out of her element and the film suffers whenever her character appears or is discussed.
BTW, that grilled cheese sandwich seems really really tasty 🙂
Bottom Line – Favreau is a very talented writer and director who knows how to get his audience engaged. Interesting characters and a ‘real’-feeling make this very entertaining. The father-son relationship is very touching and knowing from personal experience, it worked. Recommended!
Rating – Globe Worthy
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