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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Never underestimate a man with nothing to lose.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Chef  »

Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bradley Cooper was already fluent in French before filming. See more »


Adam is seen riding a motorcycle through London without wearing a helmet. This is against the law in the United Kingdom unless you are a Sikh. See more »


[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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References Amadeus (1984) See more »


Ode to a Sous-Vide
Written and Performed by Bradley Cooper
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23 April 2016 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

How does such movies keep getting approved? Who is trying to throw away such budget? How should be this movie a comedy? What't the purpose of living? Those are the questions I'm going to ask myself tonight before I go to sleep.

Predictable, ego-supporting, looking like being written by angered teenager kind of a movie, trying to milk something out of Bradley Coopers previous chef impersonation.

Maybe I'm being too harsh with this movie - after all I'm still affected by the half and hour loss of my life, but that's the first review I'm writing and I feel insulted.

Many good actors, gathered in a common disaster.

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