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Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

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Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Written by Polly_Kat

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Never underestimate a man with nothing to lose.

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,002,521 (USA) (30 October 2015)

Gross:

$13,650,738 (USA) (5 February 2016)
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Trivia

Bradley Cooper's character quit drinking alcohol. Bradley Cooper has been sober since the age of 29. See more »

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After Adam's beating, the bruise/blood on the left side of his face disappears. See more »

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[first lines]
Adam Jones: Jean Luc, my mentor - the guy who gave me a chance as a chef - said to me it was God who created oysters and apples. And you can't improve recipes like that. But it is our job to try.
Adam Jones: Being a young chef, I sure as hell tried. I spent ten years cooking in Paris and became head chef of Jean Luc's restaurant. I was good. Some nights I was almost as good as I thought I was. 999,696... 697... At least that's what I'm told. 698... 699... Then I destroyed it all. My devils chased me out ...
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It Serves You Right to Suffer (The Avener Rework)
Written by John Lee Hooker
Performed by Tristan Casara (as The Avener) & John Lee Hooker
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Amazing!
30 October 2015 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Having worked in kitchens i found this incredibly realistic and everything in this film stays true to the life of so many chefs abusing substances and their passion controlling their lives. I'm not normally a fan of Bradley Cooper, however i was amazed to see his acting talents here and how true he was to a real chef. Definitely a game changer for his career after being unimpressed with him in hangover or wedding crashes.

If you have a passion for anything i think you'll like this film, it simply displays every aspect of what people go through when they're putting everything in their being into something, when it's all in, all or nothing, life and death.

9/10. A must see for all food lovers.


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