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.


  1. Victor

    If you like amiable films then I have to recommend to you Living is easy with eyes closed. I'm taking the liberty of mentioning it now because it is on for a few more times as part of the Spanish Film Festival which screens within walking distance surely of your place.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion Marcellous, I do enjoy Spanish films which I watch often on World Movies.