Comedy / Drama
Director: Jon Favreau
Running time: 114 mins Released: 26th June 2014
Miami-born chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) is popular at the LA restaurant where he works, especially with co-worker and loyal friend Martin (John Leguizamo), and sassy waitress Molly (Scarlett Johansson). But their boss Riva (Dustin Hoffman) is concerned about Carl's creative cooking. When famous food critic and blogger Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt) comes to eat in the restaurant, Carl is eager to offer him his new tasting menu. But Riva orders him to stick to the classic, tried-and-tested menu. This results in a bad review from Ramsey, and Carl berates him online before ranting at him when he revisits the restaurant. Footage of his meltdown goes viral and he is plagued by bad publicity that makes him virtually unemployable. Eventually, Carl acquires a food van through his ex-wife Inez (Sofia Vergara), and uses it to rediscover the simple joys of cooking.