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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The fall and rise of one great egocentric chef. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

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

Gross USA:

$13,650,738
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Fincher was originally helmed to direct this film in 2008, with Keanu Reeves attached to star. Fincher left the project in 2010. Bradley Cooper was announced as the lead in 2012, with Derek Cianfrance as the director. Cianfrance dropped out and John Wells was hired to direct the film in 2013. See more »

Goofs

After Adam's beating, the bruise/blood on the left side of his face disappears. See more »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 29 October 2015 (2015) See more »

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Written by Barns Courtney (as Barnaby Courtney)
Performed by Barns Courtney
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Burnt was a pretty good film about a recovering chef trying a comeback
3 November 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This was the only one of the current movies playing at the cinema my friend works at that I hadn't seen yet that I was willing to watch. It was quite entertaining as it went along the narrative. Bradley Cooper plays a once-disgraced chef trying a comeback. So he goes to England where his former boss from France has another restaurant operating there and attempts to work for him again. He also gets some of his former crew back. Then there's a female chef (Sienna Miller) who also reluctantly agrees to work for him. That's because despite his recovery from various vices, he's still quite a jerk as my friend pointed out in the middle of the film. In summary, Burnt took a while but I was pretty entertained as was my friend. Oh, and nice reunion between Cooper and Miller from American Sniper.


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