Forget drama, intrigue, and complexity; this weekâ€™s movie recommendation is filled with feel-good vibes that are sure to have you pleasantly chuckling your way into April.
Chef Carl Casper, played by Jon Favreau, is a darn good cook, despite what his uncanny resemblance to Guy Fieri might suggest. Or, rather, he might still be a good cook, but too much time has gone by in the employ of the unimaginative restaurateur Riva, played by Dustin Hoffman, for anyone to know at this point. Chef Casper has spent so long peddling the same dishes that were a hit back during the time when he was the hot new talent, that the game is drying up: people have gotten so used to Casperâ€™s shtick that even he is beginning to wonder whether heâ€™s still â€˜got it.â€™Â Thankfully, word gets around that Casperâ€™s restaurant is about to be visited by the widely acclaimed food critic Ramsey Michel (played by Oliver Platt), and Casper sets to work throwing together what looks to be a dazzling array of new delicacies. Riva has other ideas, however, and sends Casper packing when their artistic differences over the intended new menu come to a head. Continue reading “Weekend Film Recommendation: Chef”