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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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Raphaëlle Agogué ...
Béatrice
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Stanislas Matter
Salomé Stévenin ...
Amandine
Pierre Vernier ...
Paul Matter
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Juan
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Titi
Geneviève Casile ...
La mère de Béatrice
Issa Doumbia ...
Moussa
Bun-hay Mean ...
Chang
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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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Competition Can Be Delicious

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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$11,290 (USA) (22 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 »

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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Onward Home
Written by Morita Makoto and Katsumi Sato
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Oh, it's all good fun, but no great shakes. Feel good! Go ahead! I did.
25 February 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Le Chef (2012)

Boy are there a lot of these kinds of cooking movies out there, and most of them fall into a familiar pattern. Luckily it's a pattern that works—in that feel good, root for the underdog way.

This is a very lightweight comedy, and the hero is a chef with unusual talents, but also with a lovely fiancée who is getting impatient with his other love—cooking. So he tries to get a real job, and of course that doesn't work and he ends up cooking on the sly. Which leads to a feeling he's "cheating" on his girl, at least mentally, and so on and so on.

The lovely parts of the movie are actually the cooking parts, where you see his talent come alive. There are the usual critics, the mean boss, the underdog friends who are there in a pinch, and so forth. Yes, it's a formula. And it's totally feel good fun.

And there's nothing more to it than that! Bon appetite. And don't confuse this title with "Chef" which is an American twist on the same basic formula.


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