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Le Chef (2012)
"Comme un chef" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  20 June 2014 (USA)
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Alexandre Lagarde
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Jacky Bonnot
Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Béatrice
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Stanislas Matter
Salomé Stévenin ...
Amandine
Serge Larivière ...
Titi
Issa Doumbia ...
Moussa
Bun-hay Mean ...
Chang
Pierre Vernier ...
Paul Matter
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Juan
Geneviève Casile ...
La mère de Béatrice
André Penvern ...
Le père de Béatrice
Rebecca Miquel ...
Carole
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Cyril Boss (as James Gérard)
Henri Payet ...
Thibault
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

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Box Office

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$11,290 (USA) (20 June 2014)

Gross:

$342,667 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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Trivia

This movie was made in two diferent countries: Spain, France. And translated into four diferent languages: Spanish, English, Japonese, France. See more »

Quotes

Jacky Bonnot: I can make it beef bourguignon?
Nurse: In two, three years.
Jacky Bonnot: Why is it taking so long?
Nurse: It's a baby.
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After the end credits, there is an out-take of Juan (the Spanish molecular cuisine chef) chasing ducks in a back yard. See more »

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Light and fun quintessentially French comedy!
6 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so the critics didn't much like this frothy French comedy directed by Daniel Cohen, but the French can serve up a blundering wunderkind better than anyone else. Aspiring chef Jacky (Michaël Youn) is called in to save the day for the three-star wonder Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno), who may be on the verge of losing a coveted rating star and his restaurant in the bargain. There's never a moment's doubt how any of the plot lines will resolve, but it's the whole meal that makes this movie fun. It was released summer 2014 in the United States around the same time as the American comedy Chef, which created some box office confusion. Sweet and light as a perfect dessert soufflé, this French offering is a good antidote to, say, the Nightly News. Curmudgeonly Rotten Tomatoes critics gave it a mere 48% rating, but audiences liked it more (59%). Said Moira MacDonald in the Seattle Times: Le Chef may not be a masterpiece, but it's nonetheless a treat. Some days, that's just right.


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