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Chef (2014)

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A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

Director:

Jon Favreau

Writer:

Jon Favreau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Favreau ... Carl Casper
John Leguizamo ... Martin
Bobby Cannavale ... Tony
Emjay Anthony ... Percy
Scarlett Johansson ... Molly
Dustin Hoffman ... Riva
Sofía Vergara ... Inez
Oliver Platt ... Ramsey Michel
Amy Sedaris ... Jen
Robert Downey Jr. ... Marvin
Russell Peters ... Miami Cop
Chase Grimm Chase Grimm ... Vendor
Will Schutze Will Schutze ... Mr. Bonetangles
Gloria Sandoval ... Flora
Jose C. Hernandez Jose C. Hernandez ... Abuelito (as Jose C. Hernandez 'Perico')
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Storyline

Carl Casper is an acclaimed chef with a family life that seems as decaying as his artistic freedom. Those frustrations boil over into a raucous viral-videoed public confrontation against a restaurant critic who panned his cooking of food that his boss ordered him to make against his instincts. Now with his career ruined, Carl's ex-wife offers an unorthodox solution in Miami: refit an old food truck to offer quality cooking on his own terms. Now with his young son, Percy, and old colleague, Martin, helping, Carl takes a working trip across America with that truck to rediscover his gastronomic passion. With Percy's tech savvy and Martin's enthusiasm, Carl finds that he is creating a traveling sensation on the way home. In doing so, Carl discovers he is serving up more than simply food, but also a deeper connection with his life and his family that is truly delicious in its own way. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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food | food truck | chef | tequila | beer | See All (63) »

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Starting from scratch never tasted so good.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, including some suggestive references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

30 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chef: La receta de la felicidad See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$204,961, 11 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$30,640,336, 4 September 2014

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,099,145, 4 September 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Carl (Jon Favreau) and Molly (Scarlett Johansson) are talking outside the bar, Molly told Carl that he wasn't happy, and that she wants him to be happy. This is a possible nod to Favreau's character "Happy" Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. See more »

Goofs

Percy adds a simply unreasonable amount of mayonnaise to a sandwich. Though it is entirely possible that this is by request, a real chef would intervene on behalf of their customer's mental health. See more »

Quotes

Ramsey Michel: You started a flame-war with *me*. Are you kidding me, I buy ink by the barrel, buddy. What are you doing picking a fight with me? I wouldn't challenge you to a cook-off.
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, there is a brief scene of chef Roi Choi teaching Jon Favreau how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. See more »

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References Grand Theft Auto (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Tired of Being Alone
Written by Al Green
Performed by Al Green
Courtesy of Hi Records
By arrangement with Fat Possum / Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
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very good
26 December 2015 | by JonFavreauSee all my reviews

Was a very great movie. Papa and iDubbbz really did a good job with this one. I was a good guy in this movie and movie was really good. It was good. Have you seen chef? Im not sure if there will be another movie like it in the near future due to the fact that Jon Favreau was in the movie. Don't forget papa Robert Downey Jr. He was pretty good in the movie too and it made the movie even better than you think it was. Have you seen it yet? No? Well instead of reading this review you should really start watching the movie of the century, "Chef". Anyways, thank you for reading the review. If it wasn't for papa or the dubbbster i would have never seen this movie in my lifetime. grade a 10/10 material.

-Jon Favreau


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