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Chef [DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 7383358
  • Release Date: 09/30/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (410 out of 416)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Feature commentary with writer/director Jon Favreau and chef/co-producer Roy Choi

    Synopsis


    Chef
    An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jon Favreau
      Jon Favreau - Carl Casper
    • Sofía Vergara
      Sofía Vergara - Inez
    • John Leguizamo
      John Leguizamo - Martin
    • Bobby Cannavale
      Bobby Cannavale - Tony
    • Dustin Hoffman
      Dustin Hoffman - Riva



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 416 reviews

    99%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      I bought CHEF because:met Downey & leguizamo and..

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      PAUL3rdBestBuyUSAcustomer
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      CHEF is good in many levels: I LOVE delicious FOOD! Plus- many great actors/actresses are in this movie. Plus- I met ROBERT DOWNEY on red eye LAX-JFK Flight in 1990s and talked 1-on-1 in terminal after flight; met colombian JOHN LEGUIZAMO who also is my ex-wife's cousin! Met Him in NYC February 2002, backstage. Have pic with him. These 2 men are nice, friendly, and great. And I used to live in Colombia, and the CROMOS magazine I am in, colombian Sophia vergara on next page from me! Almost met Dustin Hoffman met once at lax, excellent actor. And love the others like Scarlett Johansson! So, Since I am honorary COLOMBIAN and lived there and was actor on telenovelas there, taught at university,and was model there, And I met 2 which one is my distant relative!, you can see why I love this movie and why I bought this movie. And it's not really R rated, shouldn't be, as a family could watch it. It's funny stuff. Something to take your mind off of everyday problems and world situations. Watch and enjoy! Bravo, Jon favreau!, your movies keep getting better! Happy holidays, everyone! Buy this DVD as a Christmas present! And this is now added to my 18,000 DVDs/blurays and 945 laserdiscs and over 100 3-D discs ! I LOVE MOVIES AND I LOVE BEST BUY! Great places and excellent employees! Thanks,best buy! Love ya!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Plot, Movie, and Cast!

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      Porgey60
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      "Chef" is a film starring, written, directed, and produced by Jon Favreau that focuses on the troubles that his character faces as a popular chef in Los Angeles that wants a change in his kitchen. Carl (Favreau) is about to have a very important critic come into the restaurant and he wants to change the regular menu in order to wow this critic. On the date of the critic's arrival, the owner of the restaurant tells Carl that he does not want him to change the menu and that he should serve his usual menu because that is why people go there to eat. Upon receiving a horrible review from the critic regardless of how the food tasted, Carl invites the critic once again and plans on serving a much different menu. However, the restaurant's owner once again informs Carl that he cannot change the menu regardless of what the critic and that if Carl does not want to serve the usual meals, he must quit. Carl decides to quit and search for a job that will allow him more creativity with his food. When he soon realizes that making it on his own is a lot tougher than expected, he reluctantly accepts to go on a family trip with his ex-wife and son. During this trip, he is able to regain his confidence and love for the kitchen. What ensues is a great, warm-filled, family adventure!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for everyone

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      cosgirl51
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      Chef was a nice surprise. It is a great story about redemption, hope, love, friendship, family. It has a wonderful cast of characters, its funny and heartfelt..the scenes and locations take you to parts of the country and see them from a different perspective miami, new orleans, austin and los angeles. The food they show and talk about makes you want to eat or cook.The soundtrack is so good and fits the movie scenes so welll and to top it off a full circle conclusion for the characters i dont want to give it away. You should watch this for your next movie night. I watched with friends and had my young adult son and other friends watch it and they liked it too. Definitely one of my favorite movies!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      movie 5-stars, blu-ray 3-stars

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      JunC
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      so i settled on four stars. while the movie itself as a foodie-flick goes, it is fantastically awesome (seriously, right up there with eat drink man woman, jiro dreams of sushi, and ratatouile). the disc content's are lackluster at best. about a handful of deleted scenes and the standard director's commentary. no featurettes, no trivia, no sprinkles, no bells an whistles.but back to the movie: the colors are richly rendered and the detail in the food is mouth watering, the texture of the meat and the glistening of the food are all beautifully detailed and one would be hard-pressed to not catch himself watering at the mouth while watching this. one of the great food films of all time, which is why i desired a much better presentation of special-features.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Feast For Your Eyes

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      IRSmart
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      Just a warning, eat before you watch this movie. This movie has made so many stomachs grumble. The premise to this movie is we have a chef played by John Favreau and he finds himself in a creative rut as he gets a not so great review from a well-known critic. From the advice of his ex-wife, he decides to take his son cross country with a food truck and find his creativity once again. With the great cast and direction, this movie has become one of my favorite movies this year. One of my favorite things about this story is it doesn't follow the usual drama tropes. The conflict that happens throughout the movie while other movies would focus on it for 15 minutes, this movie flies by it. Also the scenes with the food are just so great.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One The Best Films of 2014

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      maxm
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      Perhaps I'm biased having worked in kitchens for many years, but this is really an outstanding picture. What it really boils down to, besides a touching father/son story, is about staying true to your art; what really moves you. This film could easily be seen as a parable to writer/director Jon Favreau's own career as a filmmaker - starting out making personal independent features and then crossing over into generic, crowd-pleasing Hollywood blockbusters. P.S. Extra brownie points to Favreau for featuring Frenchman St. in New Orleans and letting audiences know that Bourbon St. is for tourists, while the Marigny is where its at!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Film, Star and Director...

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      Traveler2
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      This isn't you're cooking challenge show - it's a thoughtful, delightful story that inspires and takes you on a journey across the states in a food truck. I don't want to spoil it for you. Read the film's synopsis. Jon Favreau is magical and talented both as a star and director. There are so many treats (no pun intended) in this film, you get to see some of Jon's friends - also talented stars... most likely humbled to be in the film with Jon. It shows with everyone's top-notch performances.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the BEST MOVIES OF 2015

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      SteelChef
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      On my off time, I enjoy watching Food Network, so when I heard a movie about cooking was coming out, I was intrigued. I had my doubts if Chef would be any good, but gave it a shot since I am a foodie and am a fan of Jon Favreau's work. I was blown away by this movie. Great cast, great story, one of the best movies this year! I highly recommend this movie to anyone. Even if you are not a foodie, the story will keep you interested. Please give Chef a chance and you will love it!

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