Saturday, July 19, 2014

Chef: More Is Less

Emjay Anthony with Jon Favreau, writer, director & star

Chef is a lot like the Olive Garden. It serves up quantity. Not quality.

Having said that, the flick mixes together a bunch of fine ingredients. Just too many of them.

It's a foodie movie, of course. It's also a family flick. It's also a road trip film. Those are the major ingredients. But then it adds a pinch of this, a sprinkle of that and a few garnishes. Slow cook for one hour and fifty-five minutes and serve with popcorn

There's lots to like in this earnest movie. Too bad you can't tell a waiter to "Hold the schmaltz."

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