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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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Alexandre Lagarde
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Jacky Bonnot
Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Béatrice
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Stanislas Matter
Salomé Stévenin ...
Amandine
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Titi
Issa Doumbia ...
Moussa
Bun-hay Mean ...
Chang
Pierre Vernier ...
Paul Matter
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Juan
Geneviève Casile ...
La mère de Béatrice
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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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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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

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$342,667 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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This movie was made in two different countries: Spain and France, and translated into four different languages: Spanish, English, Japanese, French. See more »

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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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Good-natured but predictable and harmless fun
9 September 2013 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Nothing to be ashamed here, you can do worse than spend an evening with this comedy, but there's little here that puts it above other feel-good comedies with the exception of Jean Reno - who is, sadly, the only one here with real comedy timing. The main actor, Youn, is obviously a bit overstrained with carrying the movie.

Apart from the boring lead, the gags are OK and mostly good-natured, what's maybe missing is a bit more "bite" or bitterness in this altogether rather sweet mix. Some punches are thrown against stylish kitchen trends and star restaurants (which is OK with me, but those are easy targets).

Recommended for people who like cooking themselves (as we do).


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