o-cinema-wynwood

Chef

Directed By: Jon Favreau | 2014 | 1 hr. 55 min. | rated R

Showtimes

Location

O Cinema Wynwood
90 NW 29th Street Miami, FL
(305) 571-9970

Details

General Admission $11.00, Student/ Senior $9.50, Members $7.50. General admission tickets available online and at the door. Student and Senior tickets only available at the door. ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS. NO EXCHANGES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Trailer

PLEASE NOTE: This event has passed.

Synopsis

A Chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

After talented and dynamic chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) isn’t given the space he needs to shine at his L.A. restaurant due to the owner’s (Dustin Hoffman) rigid traditional ways, he launches on a social media-fueled tirade against his nemesis food critic (Oliver Platt), which lands him without any job prospects. With a new lease on life, Chef Casper moves to Miami with his son and his sous chef (John Leguizamo) to build a brand new food truck business. This smart take on food and chef culture contains poignant messages about the media-driven world we live in and the real meaning of success.

With real heart, Jon Favreau plays a man who must find common ground between his passion for cooking and his love for his son. His direction of an ensemble cast including Sofia Vergara, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Amy Sedaris, and perhaps, most notably, up-and-coming Emjay Anthony, is refreshingly honest and rings true.

 

Share This

Genre

Comedy Food Local Interest Popular Culture Special Interests

Poster

CHEF_OS

Reviews

“Jon Favreau’s charming comedy about a chef trying to carve out a living accomplishes exactly what it needs to: It makes your stomach growl, your mouth water and your brain vow to track down the nearest medianoche.”
- MIAMI HERALD

“Buoyed by a Latin-flavored score and Favreau’s knack for improv inspiration, Chef is the perfect antidote to Hollywood junk food. Like the best meals and movies, this irresistible concoction feels good for the soul.”
- ROLLING STONE

“No matter how you slice it, “Chef” is authentic cuisine.”
- SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“Far too entertaining to be dismissed as self-indulgence.”
- VARIETY

“A delectable take on an out-of-work cook who experiences career rejuvenation when traveling cross-country serving Cuban entrees on a foodtruck.”
- ASSOCIATED PRESS

“It has lots of smart things to say about social media, criticism and father-son relationships – while also appealing to fans of food porn and mildly raunchy buddy movies.”
- NEW YORK POST

“Favreau has assembled a terrific cast for a road trip that is joyous and revelatory, all set to a great soundtrack …”
- TORONTO STAR

“Scenes of Favreau at the grill bantering with Leguizamo and Cannavale could almost sustain an entire movie.”
- NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

“…plenty of laughs, and generous helpings of warm feelings-the meat and potatoes of real life.”
- WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Favreau is flat-out terrific. Warm, dimensional and intuitive, his Carl proves an ideal combo of top dog and underdog – as well as a thoroughly credible kitchen master.”
- LOS ANGELES TIMES

“…enjoyable all-American morality play.”
- NEW YORK TIMES

“There’s family-friendly fluff here, sure, but this dish has considerable bite.”
- TIME OUT NEW YORK

“Don’t fill up on concessions if you catch Chef. You’re going to want to eat afterward, even with a belly full of popcorn.”
- USA TODAY

“A colorful, great-looking film, with an infectious soundtrack.”
- RICHARD ROEPER

“Best of all is Favreau. Instead of mass-producing another superhero epic, he has given the overfed public a dish of right-sized comfort food. Whatever he cooks up in the future, it will be hard to top “Chef.”
- ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH