It’s easy to see why Writer/Director/Actor Jon Favreau’s Chef won the Heineken Audience Favorite Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
With an all-star cast, including Sophia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey, Jr., Dustin Hoffman, John Leguizamo, Amy Sedaris and Oliver Platt, plus beautiful camera work by Cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau and his mostly-on script, Favreau manages to keep the action spirited and fun.
The story involves a workaholic chef (Favreau), who is hampered from expressing his true artistry by the conservative restaurant owner (Hoffman) for whom he works. Fired, when he goes off on a rant against a food critic (Platt), the chef has to rebuild his confidence and his relationship with his son (Emjay Anthony) and estranged wife (Vergara…who’s never looked lovelier).
You’ll have some good laughs and come out hungry.