K and I had a little date last night.
We went (with the old people at 6:30) to see Chef and had lots of fun.
I kept waiting for something bad to happen in this movie, for someone to get shot, or get sick, or be in a spectacular car crash, but nothing like that occurred!
It's a feel-good movie! Imagine?
It's got an amazing cast, a likeable story, and some funny moments.
I'm not saying it's an earth-shatteringly amazing film but it's definitely worth seeing.
Jon Favreau plays (and wrote and directed) a chef whose ego and general craziness get him into some trouble after a bad review. His ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) convinces him to open a food truck.
Now, I realize that food trucks are so 2012, but movies aren't made overnight.
There are at least half a dozen great cameos, the food shots are amazing and the music is great.
Sure, it's a fairy tale and we've all seen four or five movies about hot-tempered chefs who lose sight of what's important in their lives and have to find themselves again with the help of a loving wife/child/boss but chef movies are fun.
Look at how much fun these guys are having.
There are some great lines and some terrific small bits and you need to stay till after the credits (a nod to MFAOA who recommended I do just that) to see one last sequence.
I'm telling you, you're going to want a sandwich by the end.
I give it three (out of four) stars!