Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper), a young chef who was once a rising star in the restaurant world, is recovering from a drug addiction that had decimated his promising career. After getting clean he heads to London to take the helm of a top restaurant and is determined to earn it three Michelin stars. Alicia Vikander, Sienna Miller and Uma Thurman co-star. Directed by John Wells.~Erin Demers
Bradley CooperAdam Jones
Alicia VikanderAnne Marie
Emma ThompsonDr. Rosshilde
Stephen Campbell MooreJack
Julian FirthLangham Maitre'd
Raphael AcloqueFrench Heavy #2
Richard CunninghamMichelin Inspector #1
Richard AttleeMichelin Inspector #2
Steven KnightScreen Story
Rob SimonsenComposer (Music Score)
David GropmanProduction Designer
Joe HowardArt Director
John FrankishArt Director
Bob WeinsteinExecutive Producer
Claire Rudnick PolsteinExecutive Producer
Dylan SellersExecutive Producer
Gordon RamsayExecutive Producer
Harvey WeinsteinExecutive Producer
Kris ThykierExecutive Producer
Michael ShambergExecutive Producer
Negeen YazdiExecutive Producer
Lyn Elizabeth PaoloCostume Designer
Lon BenderSound/Sound Designer
Tony AugerSpecial Effects
Addiction Drama,Inspirational Drama,Psychological Drama
A must see for those interested in the inner workings of a restaurant kitchen and the world of high end chefs. Most people have no clue what it is like to be at the top of the restaurant world or how difficult it is to be in this type of a service profession. The intense pressure they put on themselves to be "perfect". Is the movie a bit disjointed along the way, yes but the acting is stellar and its worth it just to see the food prep and get the overwhelming inside experience. Bradley Cooper is fantastic! Very good supporting actors. Many of them are unknowns. The kitchen scenes are the best. Watching the process and the artistry is a unique peek behind the kitchen doors.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not too bad!
Sometimes it is not what the stort is about, but how well is is executed; that is why while a hamburger is a hamburger its quality depends on the ingredients and the people behind it. This movie is perfectly cast, lavish in its design, cinematography and execution...but saddled with a by the numbers redemption story we may have seen a hundred times, but it still works for me. A good story is still a good story even if it hits a well tread path with almost no risk (kind of ironic given that the Bradley Cooper character us supposed to be a rockstar innovator) but again it manages to entertain and dazzle with suculent dishes. If you are a Bradley Cooper fan then this will do rather nicely and even if you are not this is a perfectly decent if by the numbers movie which will keep you entertained
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable Bradley Cooper
Although this was not necessarily an original script it still was a good Bradley Cooper character movie. Still had a good supporting cast that made the movie enjoyable. Surprise cameo roles by Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson. But also a surprise role for Matthew Rhys who was terrific outside of his TV American role as Soviet spy.
I don't know why, but when this movie was in the theater I thought it was going to be some sort of Rom Com about a guy who was really just a bad chef. I couldn't be more wrong. Well, there were some Rom Com elements to it, but the story was entertaining and the tone was much more serious than I was expecting.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie, but we absolutely loved it! If you like Gordon Ramsey, Bradley Cooper is just as insane, loud, and demands perfection. If you like food network shows, you will love this movie!
Well acted, good story, and the movie grasps you the whole way through!