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Chef's Special (2008)

Fuera de carta (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 11 April 2008 (Spain)
Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

Director:

Nacho G. Velilla
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Javier Cámara ... Maxi
Lola Dueñas ... Alex
Fernando Tejero ... Ramiro
Benjamín Vicuña ... Horacio
Chus Lampreave ... Celia
Luis Varela Luis Varela ... Jaime
Cristina Marcos ... Marta
Alexandra Jiménez ... Paula
Junio Valverde ... Edu
Alejandra Lorenzo Alejandra Lorenzo ... Alba
Mariano Peña Mariano Peña ... Álvaro
Fernando Albizu ... Valero
Carlos Leal ... Pascal Sánchez
Alberto Jo Lee ... Dae-Su
Jesús Fuente Jesús Fuente ... Director del colegio
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Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Spain]

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Chef's Special See more »

Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,394,912
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Fernando Fernán-Gómez was originally slated to play a role, but died before shooting began. See more »

Connections

Featured in Fuera de carta: Así se hizo (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Embrujada
Written by Tino Casal (as José Celestino Casal)
Performed by Tino Casal
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Gayspacho (web)
27 August 2013 | by leplatypusSee all my reviews

I hesitated between "4" and "7" as the movie isn't really bad but also not very excellent either.

In regards to the homophobic conservatism that exists actually, it's good to have a light movie that involves gays.

On the other hand, the movie is really heavy as the funny lines are crude, full of clichés. In fact, the movie depicts a bit gays like a special gender and maybe like fragile people who were expected to hide. I don't think it's fair. Beyond this, i don't really care about gays: they can do whatever they like but i never understood the need to have gay movies shelves in shops. What interests me is a good story and a good story involves every one.

Another problem is that the movie runs after too much themes: it can be a movie about restaurant, but also a romance or about single parenthood.

If the cast and production is top, finally, i felt like watching a sitcom and that's not the definition of a movie!


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