Chef (Jon Favreau) 2014 **** 12/24/2016

This father-son story is about Jon Favreau’s character Carl, who, after losing his Head Chef and high-end job prospects by unloading on a food critic to the pleasure of the internet, decamps to a food truck with his son (Emjay Anthony) and his longtime buddy and former co-worker (John Leguizamo).  The bonding between Dad and son is treated well, and modern (Twitter is represented on film in a way that works, and the internet exists in this world).  Every supporting character works and adds something neither expendable nor too outfront.  Favreau hits the note as a guy whose life is food, the Cuban music is great, and the food makes your mouth water.  Gary Clark Jr.’s in it too, which I like.

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