Welcome to another awesome edition of Movie Review Monday!
This week's movie is Chef, the recently released project that was written, directed, and starring Jon Favreau.
The premise of the film is that Favreau plays a disillusioned chef who loses his fancy restaurant job and then opens up his own food truck which becomes a massive hit and makes him happier than he has ever been, as well as closer to his family.
I mentioned this movie once before in a weekly geek out after I watched it via a rental from Redbox. I really enjoyed the movie and heard many good things about it, which is what led me to check it out in the first place. It's a great look at food, family, love, and the artistic and emotional connection we can have with food.
Favreau is awesome in this movie, as is the ensemble supporting him. There is a very natural flow of humor and authenticity in the movie. It is fun, fresh, and a light feel good movie. It will make you smile (and make you hungry!). The whole thing just felt right and I can see this having been a true passion project for Favreau. It seems like it is exactly the movie he wanted it to be and I'm glad it exists. There isn't much out there in the mainstream that feels original and engaging like this film does.
I recommend you stream Chef, which is available right now on Netflix!