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Le Chef (2012)

Comme un chef (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Daniel Cohen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Alexandre Lagarde
Michaël Youn ... Jacky Bonnot
Raphaëlle Agogué Raphaëlle Agogué ... Béatrice
Julien Boisselier ... Stanislas Matter
Salomé Stévenin Salomé Stévenin ... Amandine
Pierre Vernier Pierre Vernier ... Paul Matter
Santiago Segura ... Juan
Serge Larivière ... Titi
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ... La mère de Béatrice
Issa Doumbia Issa Doumbia ... Moussa
Bun-hay Mean Bun-hay Mean ... Chang
André Penvern ... Le père de Béatrice
Rebecca Miquel Rebecca Miquel ... Carole
James Gerard ... Cyril Boss (as James Gérard)
Henri Payet Henri Payet ... Thibault
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Storyline

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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chef | cooking | three word title | See All (3) »

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Competition Can Be Delicious

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish | Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Chef See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,290, 22 June 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,667, 15 August 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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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Crazy Credits

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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She Stood me Up
Written by Sacha Noubard Pacha and Francois Fournet
Performed by Sacha Noubard Pacha
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An enjoyable comedy
23 January 2013 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film is about a chef who has to do his best and reinvent his culinary style in order to stop his boss from closing his restaurant.

"The Chef" is a light hearted way to look at a chef's struggle to keep his act up. He recruits a young chef to help him out, and much hilarity ensues when personalities and different methods of cooking clash. The film keeps a good pace, and there are plenty of funny scenes to keep viewers entertained. I particularly enjoy the scenes on molecular cuisine experimentation, they are so hilarious! The interpersonal relationships are well handled, particularly between the two chefs and between the young chef and his wife. The portrayal of the young chef's financial problem looks very real, and many viewers will be able to relate to that. I enjoyed watching "The Chef" a lot.


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