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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adam Jones
... Helene
... Tony
... Max
... Michel
... David
... Conti
... Montgomery Reece
... Jack
... Dr Rosshilde
... Simone Forth
... Lily (as Lexie Benbow Hart)
... Anne Marie
... Sara
... Kaitlin
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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. See more »

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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30 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The Chef  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,002,521, 30 October 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,650,738, 7 February 2016
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Was in development since 2007, and was going to be titled "Chef", but Jon Favreau had already used this title for his film. Before the Weinstein Company bought the rights for this film, it was a Sony Pictures project and the company served Favreau's production with a cease-and-desist over the title "Chef". Sony cleared the titles "Chef" and "The Chef" with the MPAA and requested Aldamisa (which controlled Favreau's film) to change the title of their film on threat of legal action. Favreau's film ended up with the title "Chef", and was released in 2014, while Sony and The Weinstein Company's "Chef" changed its title to "Adam Jones" in 2014. In July 2015, it was retitled "Burnt" and was released in October. See more »

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Adam has his blood tested every Friday, yet he has one on the morning of Lily's birthday, which is emphasized several times as being on Thursday. 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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Gretchen Ross
Written and Performed by Michael Andrews
Courtesy of Everloving Records
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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Oh god another Bradley Cooper damaged genius bad boy movie
2 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Lemme guess he used to be great but 'threw it all away'. He's on a mission of personal redemption. Every one love hates him. He falls in love with his chief competition who of course hates him and adores him. He's substituted drugs and booze for being a colossal a-hole user of people because he's just that talented. He IS the most interesting man in the world. Before him no one ate food. Other than that this is movie where you hear Bradley speak pretty French where you watch people make and eat pretty good food and there's a lot and I mean a lot of histrionics.


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