MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,987 this week

Chef's Special (2008)
"Fuera de carta" (original title)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 1,493 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 21 critic

Javier Cimara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 43 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 06 Mar 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 29 Mar 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Chef's Special" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Chef's Special (2008)

Chef's Special (2008) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Chef's Special.
7 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tapas (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The small, everyday stories of a group of neighbours who live in a suburb of Barcelona, and the little secrets that they hide.

Directors: José Corbacho, Juan Cruz
Stars: Ángel de Andrés López, María Galiana, Elvira Mínguez
No controles (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Borja Cobeaga
Stars: Unax Ugalde, Alexandra Jiménez, Julián López
Boystown (2007)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Victor works in a real estate agency in the well-known Chueca neighborhood of Madrid. He hides a terrible secret: he makes apartments available for sale by murdering the old ladies owners ... See full synopsis »

Director: Juan Flahn
Stars: Pepón Nieto, Pablo Puyol, Concha Velasco
Football Days (2003)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jorge's life is sad and depressing. He finds his work boring, his girlfriend has just left him and his friends are all losers... See full synopsis »

Director: David Serrano
Stars: Alberto San Juan, Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Verbeke
Cousinhood (2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Three cousins travel to the village where they spent summer vacations as kids.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Inma Cuesta, Raúl Arévalo
Fiction (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Cesc Gay
Stars: Eduard Fernández, Javier Cámara, Montse Germán
Bear Cub (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Albaladejo
Stars: José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo, Empar Ferrer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Manuel Martín Cuenca
Stars: Javier Cámara, Nathalie Poza, Eman Xor Oña
Queens (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding.

Director: Manuel Gómez Pereira
Stars: Marisa Paredes, Carmen Maura, Verónica Forqué
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Juanito is an actor who went to New York to succeed. Years have passed, has not achieved the success they expected, and now life working on what can be gained. One day arrives to visit his ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Torregrossa
Stars: Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Tammy Blanchard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Cundo returns home after ten years' absence. The reason is the death of his best friend, Suso. Cundo's plans consist of having a binge to Suso's health with his old friends, pretending that... See full summary »

Director: Tom Fernández
Stars: Javier Cámara, Gonzalo de Castro, César Vea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ourense, Spain, 1940. Every time that Elena locks the door, she locks her secrets. Her husband Ricardo spend years hidden in his house with his children (Elenita and Lorenzo), trying to ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda
Stars: Maribel Verdú, Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Fernando Tejero ...
...
Chus Lampreave ...
Celia
Luis Varela ...
Jaime
Cristina Marcos ...
Marta
Alexandra Jiménez ...
Paula
Junio Valverde ...
Edu
Alejandra Lorenzo ...
Alba
Mariano Peña ...
Álvaro
Fernando Albizu ...
Valero
...
Pascal Sánchez
...
Dae-Su
Jesús Fuente ...
Director del colegio
Edit

Storyline

Javier Cimara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Chef's Special  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Fernando Fernán-Gómez was originally slated to play a role, but died before shooting began. See more »

Soundtracks

Embrujada
Written by Tino Casal (as José Celestino Casal)
Performed by Tino Casal
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Gayspacho (web)
27 August 2013 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

I hesitated between "4" and "7" as the movie isn't really bad but also not very excellent either.

In regards to the homophobic conservatism that exists actually, it's good to have a light movie that involves gays.

On the other hand, the movie is really heavy as the funny lines are crude, full of clichés. In fact, the movie depicts a bit gays like a special gender and maybe like fragile people who were expected to hide. I don't think it's fair. Beyond this, i don't really care about gays: they can do whatever they like but i never understood the need to have gay movies shelves in shops. What interests me is a good story and a good story involves every one.

Another problem is that the movie runs after too much themes: it can be a movie about restaurant, but also a romance or about single parenthood.

If the cast and production is top, finally, i felt like watching a sitcom and that's not the definition of a movie!


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Javier Camara vbfhenrmreturns
Discuss Chef's Special (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?