Monday, May 26, 2014
Chef - My Review & Goodbye Chris
I wasn't sure what to expect with this movie, but it was not what I envisioned and certainly exceeded my expectations. Favreau did an amazing job as a writer, director, and actor in this film. The movie focused on the Chef, the emotions, the challenges and the insecurities he goes through and not the food. It showed a very humanized version of a celebrity chef and the storyline was feel-good, fun and very heartwarming. It's a simple story. The acting was great, so many fantastic people in the film. I especially liked the son. It's a hit and miss when it comes to young actors but this little guy nailed it. His heart to heart talks with his dad had me in tears.
I love that they used twitter as a major part of the storyline and how it's an important part in today's society. I don't know how this film will hold up in ten or twenty years when we move on to some other form of social media but in today's times it's a very relevant topic and very well done.
I don't think I'll be buying this on blu-ray and really don't need to see it again but that doesn't mean I didn't really enjoy it. I give Chef a solid B+
I remember the first time I had to say goodbye to him and the thought of not being able to see him whenever I wanted to made my heart ache but now it's different.. I mean I'm sad, don't misunderstand me, I'd prefer that he stayed.. but it's kind of gotten like a routine now. I know he'll be back in a month for LOJ and then a few weeks later for SDCC. So we always seems to have something to look forward to.
I ended my night with a 2 hour skype call with my buddy Erik who I hadn't talked to since Thursday.. great way to end my night.