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The 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 ... 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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Plot Keywords:

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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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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Onward Home
Written by Morita Makoto and Katsumi Sato
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a simple but refreshing comedy
20 March 2012 | by chatbadaSee all my reviews

Of course, don't expect here a masterpiece or any attempt to make an original plot or anything like that : this is a mainstream production, and all we should expect from it, is just to be funny, well-done, and without bad taste ingredients. And so it is. A simple comedy, gentle, with a good rhythm, and nice characters. In fact, not only the main characters are good here, but everybody is, and the supporting actors here have their place, and contribute to our pleasure. Jean Reno and Michaël Youn compose a nice duet. There's not much that I can add. Except that even if everything was easily expect regarding the plot, what is never obvious to expect is that we'd have such a very good time.


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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

Gross USA:

$342,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,245,235
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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