Movie Review -- 'Chef' -- An Ode to Simple Food

chef - 2014 movie review

There is something to be said for feel-good movies about food. Their attack on the senses is twofold: first, they whet the gastronomical appetite with the golden sizzling of garlic in a pan, the satisfying sound of a fresh radish being sliced, the seductive drizzle of sweet or savory sauces over a meal that looks like art on the clean canvas of white porcelain. Then, they satisfy hunger pangs of the heart. For this movie, it’s ball jokes, lessons about how to be a dad to a kid with an iPhone, and exceedingly unlikely happy endings. Jon Favreau writes, directs, and stars in Chef, the story...