Jon Favreau, wrote, directed, and starred in what might sound like a simplistic plot, yet is very funny and feel good. Carl Casper (Jon Favreau), is the chef in a top restaurant in Los Angeles. When a famous food critic, Ramsey Michel (Oliver Platt), who recently sold his blog to AOL for $10 million, makes it known that he is coming into the restaurant that night, Carl wants to get creative with the menu. The owner of the restaurant, Riva (Dustin Hoffman), does not like the idea of him changing the dishes, and tells him to stick to the menu and “play the hits”. “If you went to a ‘Rolling Stones’ concert and Mick Jagger didn’t play ‘Satisfaction’ wouldn’t you get upset? Play your hits. Stick to the menu.”
Well, the food critic doesn’t like the food served on the menu and takes to twitter to blacklist the chef stating that “Carl is gaining weight and must be eating all the food that is being sent back to the kitchen.”
Carl and Ramsey start a bad mouthing war on twitter, and it goes viral.
Ramsey decides to give the top chef another chance at a better tasting meal, however, a downward turn of events sends Carl’s life into a different, yet happier direction.
Cute film that will make you hungry.
Article by Sharon Abella
One World Cinema