I am sad that I, as of now, am the only lover of movies to post a review of this gem. I loved it!
Don't get me wrong, I'm a lover of big explosions and 3D special effects, but I also love the well told story, and that's what this is. Chef is a simple story about a man who loves to cook and lost his way both personally and professionally. Jon Favraeu, of Iron Man directing fame, wrote, directed and stars in this wonderfully uplifting film about reconnecting with the loves in your life. Predicting the outcome of this film was easy, you could see it thirty minutes into the film. The joy is in the journey as our hero loses his job for failing to bow any longer to popular tastes in cooking.
There are plenty of star cameos in this film, including Robert Downey Jr, who drops in to help out in more ways than one.
I hope this one gets a viewing by a wider audience as it deserves it. The script is clever in that there are no villians, only people who see things differently and the tempers that flare when those who have strong opinions clash over what's right versus what's popular.
I left smiling and feeling like my time in the darkened theatre was well spent.