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
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 »
Whenever Adam talks to Michel, he switches to French; it's barely understandable, but at least it's credible, given that Adam's not a native speaker. However, when Adam talks to Jean-Luc's daughter, Anne-Marie, they speak in English, even though she's supposed to be French. When she finally does say a line in French, it's gibberish for French audiences. 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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A must see for those interested in the inner workings of a restaurant kitchen and the world of high end chefs. Most people have no clue what it is like to be at the top of the restaurant world or how difficult it is to be in this type of a service profession. The intense pressure they put on themselves to be "perfect". Is the movie a bit disjointed along the way, yes but the acting is stellar and its worth it just to see the food prep and get the overwhelming inside experience. Bradley Cooper is fantastic! Very good supporting actors. Many of them are unknowns. The kitchen scenes are the best. Watching the process and the artistry is a unique peek behind the kitchen doors. Go see this one!!
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