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Burnt (2015)

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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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John Wells

Writers:

Steven Knight (screenplay), Michael Kalesniko (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Adam Jones
Sienna Miller ... Helene
Daniel Brühl ... Tony
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Max
Omar Sy ... Michel
Sam Keeley ... David
Henry Goodman ... Conti
Matthew Rhys ... Montgomery Reece
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Jack
Emma Thompson ... Dr Rosshilde
Uma Thurman ... Simone Forth
Lexie Benbow-Hart ... Lily (as Lexie Benbow Hart)
Alicia Vikander ... Anne Marie
Lily James ... Sara
Sarah Greene ... Kaitlin
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chef See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard were considered for the role of Helene. See more »

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When Adam and Helene are standing next to each other at the service table, preparing the dishes for the Michelin Men in one of the final scenes, Helene is wearing a red headband. In several shots during the scene, Helene is also cooking on one of the stoves in the kitchen, not wearing the red headband. 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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Written by Cedric Le Roux, Phoebe Killdeer (as Phoebe Tolmer), Craig Walker
Performed by Tristan Casara (as The Avener) & Phoebe Killdeer
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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He yells a lot. Sooo he must be a great chef/coach/teacher/captain...
4 January 2016 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

There are a lot of movies out there where the leader of a team, talented, strict and know-it-all, tries to discipline his group, in the background of a match or a contest of some sort. Music, sports, army, classes, even spelling contests and of course ...haute cuisine.

Common factor in all these movies: The leader ...yells a lot! And he is mean to his pupils. And he doesn't forgive the tinniest of mistakes. And he has enemies. Or rivals. And an old teacher who was mean to him like he is now mean to them. And there is a purpose. A trophy. And a love subject.

Pretty much this summarize Burnt too. So, the premise is not so original but in the end it's all about the execution and the fun and the interest.

Well, I think in this department 'Burnt' succeeds. The plot has some clever twists. The pace of the film is right and there are some great natural performances especially from the chameleon actress Sienna Miller and the always serious Daniel "Nikki Lauda" Brühl.

You wont get any cuisine lessons with this movie though. I know this is not the point, but other movies leave you with some knowledge and an increased interest about the special craft. What is that haute cuisine all about? We only get a glimpse of that. Something about 'Culinary Orgasms' but we never get to understand what this could actually be.

Overall: Not boring. Good Pace. Miller's and Brühl's performances are very good. Plus the movie itself is not ...fattening! (unless you eat a lot of popcorn!) So, What else do you need?


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