Chef Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Chef

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Frequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Master chef.

  • Starring:

    Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Emjay Anthony, Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Sofía Vergara, Oliver Platt, Amy Sedaris, Robert Downey Jr, Russell Peters

  • Directed by:

    Jon Favreau

  • Running time:

    115 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A child watches violent content (film, online video, video games - implied). A boy burns his finger. Dangerous driving. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: A pig carcass is butchered. Bandaged hand. Cuts and burns on arms, hands. Stitches mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Sex implied. Kissing, flirting. Loose-fitting clothing, swimwear. Sexual-themed banter, gestures and threats. Threesome reference.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Smoking (marijuana, cigarettes, cigar). Alcohol (spirits, wine, bar).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitalia and bodily functions. Weight slur. Religious reference.

  • THEMES:

    Cooking, reviews, critics, father-son relationships, social media, viral videos, friendship, loyalty, road trips, single parenting.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Divorce. Ex-husbands mentioned. Lots of preparing, carving and cooking meat: bacon, salmon, fish, beef, prawns, pork, octopus, steak, chops, squab. Sweetbreads mentioned. Skull, skeleton motifs.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Loose, simple, tactile, slight, amusing, lightweight, amiable, rambling, pleasant, funny, easygoing, earnest, charming. Terrific cast, leisurely pacing, eclectic soundtrack, first-rate production values, scrumptious food.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Predictable, familiar, safe. Long setup, intermittently funny, flimsy plot, one long Twitter advertisement.

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