DVD Review: Chef
I don’t know what made me pick up a copy of Chef – it probably was the small detail of having Scarlett Johansson in it – but I certainly wasn’t expecting a lot from this low key drama about a chef that quits his job to re-discover his soul, in a food truck of all places.
Rather than a low key drama, Chef turned out to be a feel good, road trip, comedy. And rather than being just about food, it was about food, the power of social media, and reconnecting with your child.
After being told to run his usual (Stale and boring) menu on the night when renowned food critic Ramsey Michel was booked to eat, and getting raked over the coals by said food critic, Chef Carl Casper rants on twitter then has a very public meltdown on YouTube, resulting on him being out of work and unemployable.
But as luck would have it, Carl gets a second chance, in the form of an old rusty hulk of a food truck, that with the help of his son, he gets back on the road, and rediscovers his passion for cooking.
There really is nothing new in this feel good film, but what it does it does well, resulting in a film that has you singing along to the sound track whilst leaving you feeling good about spending a couple of hours on the couch.
Rating: M Offensive language.