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.
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
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 »
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.
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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"Burnt" (2015) is another very solid movie in so called "food movies" like "Chef" (2014) - there aren't many of them, both loved them both. They are very different actually. That said "Burnt" isn't just about the creating of food, it is a about a very flawed character, who tries to put together his life back on track as well as receiving a 3rd Michelin star - which would make him a "Yoda" of chefs as one character puts it.
"Burnt" is very well paced, and although it's editing might distract someone (very quick cuts a la Michael Bay style), it fits very well into showing what is happening in the kitchen while you are waiting for your order. It's very nicely acted, especially by Sienna Miller who is becoming one of hardest to recognize people in movies these days - she is always looks and sounds different - she might pick up Oscar nomination one day (not for this movie though).
Overall, "Burnt" is very good movie, and it has lots of action... in the kitchen. If you like these kind of movies, you will probably enjoy this picture as well.
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