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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Film Trailers: CHEF
Is this a return to form for Jon Favreau after his stint of big budget blockbusters with directing the first two Iron Man films and his work in Swingers? Well, who knows. I was mildly interested in attending the SXSW premiere of Jon Favreau's Chef, but nothing really drew me to it. It looks like a film that will display some succulent appearing food and show a passion for purity and originality in the cooking world. Jon Favreau, who also wrote the screenplay, plays a chef who goes out on his own after not being allowed his creative freedom at a famous L.A. restaurant. He starts a food truck in Miami and learns about the creative process that reignites his passion and he also attempts to put back his family. The film received decent reviews from SXSW, but it looks like it is going to have to sappy of an ending for me. The film also stars John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, Dustin Hoffman, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Oliver Platt and Robert Downey, Jr. Chef will be released on May 9th. Here is the trailer. Enjoy.