Le Chef (2012)
“Comme un chef” (original title)
Runtime : 84 min
Genre : Comedy
Movie Release : 20 June 2014 (USA)
Director: Daniel Cohen
Writers: Daniel Cohen, Olivier Dazat
Stars: Jean Reno, Michaël Youn, Raphaëlle Agogué
Country: France | Spain
Language: French | Spanish | Japanese | English
A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group’s new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.
Of course, don’t expect here a masterpiece or any attempt to make an original plot or anything like that : this is a mainstream production, and all we should expect from it, is just to be funny, well-done, and without bad taste ingredients. And so it is. A simple comedy, gentle, with a good rhythm, and nice characters. In fact, not only the main characters are good here, but everybody is, and the supporting actors here have their place, and contribute to our pleasure. Jean Reno and Michaël Youn compose a nice duet. There’s not much that I can add. Except that even if everything was easily expect regarding the plot, what is never obvious to expect is that we’d have such a very good time.
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