DVD - 2014
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A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.


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Awesome soundtrack meets foodie movie meets roadtrip meets endearing father son story. Love it!

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JCLStefanieE Feb 16, 2015

Food Truck roadtrip! Father/son story and awesome soundtrack.

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Sep 11, 2020

I don’t understand why they wanted an R rating for this movie. It’s purely for language. Maybe if I had listened to the commentary I would know, but I didn’t.

Aug 02, 2020

I didn't want it to end.

ArapahoeMarcia Mar 24, 2020

This movie is filled with wonderful characters, great music, and tasty food. I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters and the journeys they take in their food truck.

Jan 19, 2020

A feel good, entertaining movie with a great cast of characters.

Feb 02, 2019

An incredible cast with an engaging story.

Sep 28, 2018

Let's make it clear that this is Not a 'Comedy' of any kind! False advertising! It is a Drama, though!
It is a passable show, even likeable at times, especially if you like Spanish New Orleans Music and Spanish food! This movie is mostly about the Father-Son relationship and Father' love and skill for cooking! The food does look delicious! And the road trip is somewhat interesting!
The Story is not developed enough and makes no effort to convince us how the Chef and his ex-wife got back together! There was no romance, no wooing! Decidedly unconvincing and a superficial part of the movie!
It is a cute, feel-good movie, but not something I would recommend to friends! I honestly do not understand why others are raving about this movie!

ArapahoeRead Nov 27, 2017

"Chef" is a lovely little movie. It's entertaining, funny, and a heartwarming story. Jon Favreau plays a chef who leaves the gourmet restaurant world to run a food truck. It's beautifully filmed, especially the cooking scenes. Do not watch this hungry!

Library_Jill Aug 11, 2017

Heartwarming and hunger-inducing, this is an endearing story about a very human chef who starts a food truck on the heels of professional and personal humiliation, and ends up finding more than just a new job. I loved the realism of the characters--especially the main character. People were flawed but trying their best, and I fell in love with the family in this movie.

May 27, 2017

"Trite and disappointing": the first words that come to mind regarding this movie. Lots of people enjoyed it, but it wasn't for me. If you're on the fence about this one: hop over to the other side.

Mar 13, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable! A highly wound chef has a major meltdown that not only gets posted on the Internet, but leads to his firing and a road trip to recapture his dreams. This movie provides a rare example of healthy male bonding over friendship, family, food, and passing on life skills to another generation. His unfamiliarity with Twitter/social media provides some very funny moments. Emjay Anthony does a great job of playing his estranged 10-year old son, who slowly comes to trust his father again. John Leguizamo, as his best friend, channels the best of Cuban culture and true-blue friendship. Minor disappointment in Sofia Vergara, whose character doesn’t get fully developed. P.S. Do not watch this film if you're hungry: food plays a major and delicious role.

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Nov 07, 2015

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Feb 02, 2015

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Percy: Where are we?
Inez: This is Little Havana.
Percy: Like in Grand Theft Auto?
Riva: Look, if you bought Stones tickets and Jagger didn't play Satisfaction, how would you feel? Would you be happy?
Carl: No.
Riva: No! You'd burn the place to the fxxking ground.


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