6 user 21 critic

Chef's Special (2008)

Fuera de carta (original title)
Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.



Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Eliseo is ugly, lame and single. He hasn't met the woman of his life and has never known love. Nati is ugly, missing a breast and separated. She found the man of her life but, even so, has ... See full summary »

Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Stars: Javier Cámara, Carmen Machi, Juan Diego
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Torregrossa
Stars: Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo, Tammy Blanchard
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Tom Fernández
Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Oona Chaplin, Javier Cámara
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
    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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Stars: Yon González, Julián López, Blanca Suárez
    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
Tapas (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 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
Cousinhood (2011)
    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
Fat People (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Follows the excesses and deprivation of life. Complexes, phobias, obsessions, traumas, fears, sex are aired in a group therapy against obesity.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo
Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Roberto Enríquez, Verónica Sánchez
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in 1973 Spain, a struggling encyclopedia salesman and his wife take advantage of an offer to make adult films. The act turns him into an aspring legit filmmaker and her into an international sex symbol.

Director: Pablo Berger
Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña, Juan Diego
No controles (2010)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Borja Cobeaga
Stars: Unax Ugalde, Alexandra Jiménez, Julián López


Cast overview, first billed only:
Luis Varela ...
Alejandra Lorenzo ...
Mariano Peña ...
Fernando Albizu ...
Pascal Sánchez
Alberto Jo Lee ...
Jesús Fuente ...
Director del colegio


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Romance


See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Chef's Special  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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


Featured in Fuera de carta: Así se hizo (2008) See more »


Written by Bernardo Bonezzi
Performed by Los Zombies
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!

3 of 5 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: