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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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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 »

Goofs

When Adam is making the chocolate cake, he blows yellow powder onto the cake. A professional chef would never blow on food. 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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Connections

References Seven Samurai (1954) See more »

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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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11 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A must see for those interested in the inner workings of a restaurant kitchen and the world of high end chefs. Most people have no clue what it is like to be at the top of the restaurant world or how difficult it is to be in this type of a service profession. The intense pressure they put on themselves to be "perfect". Is the movie a bit disjointed along the way, yes but the acting is stellar and its worth it just to see the food prep and get the overwhelming inside experience. Bradley Cooper is fantastic! Very good supporting actors. Many of them are unknowns. The kitchen scenes are the best. Watching the process and the artistry is a unique peek behind the kitchen doors. Go see this one!!


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