Sunday, 11 May 2014
Jon Favreau is the writer, director and leading actor as the divorced father and 'Chef' who quits his job following a negative review and then has to reinvent himself as a food truck chef.
'Chef' is an amiable film with a delightful latin soundtrack and plenty of mouth watering images of food preparation and tasting. It's a film for 2014 with its plentiful references to social media and the Twitterati set. The second half is a little aimless and the eventual resolution too cute yet overall 'Chef' is a satisfyingly harmless entertainment.
The acting is generally good with some big name cameos, including Dustin Hoffman and Scarlett Johansson, injecting oomph into the proceedings. Robert Downey Jr makes a lasting impression in his single scene. Youngster Emjay Anthony is a star in the making as Favreau's son.