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May 2, 2014 11:06 AM

Jon Favreau's movie, "Chef"

I've done a quick search (although we all know how those can not bring up posts) and other than me mentioning it in a Top Chef recap last season, I've seen no mention of his movie release next weekend. I enjoyed this article, and I'm looking forward to seeing it. Anyone else?

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    1. I want to see it too! Very excited!

      1. I want to see it. It seems to romanticise being a chef and the relationships a little but I guess that is what movies do.
        If you get a chance watch the documentary spinning plates really good and an emotional roller coaster ride. I think I watched it via Amazon.

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        1. re: chris2269

          Thank you so very, very much for this suggestion. I watched it from Amazon tonight and was absolutely mesmerized, heart broken, elated -- a complete roller coaster of emotions, and I rarely get worked up over a movie. Phew. And having been involved in some aspect of the restaurant business for 40 years, can vouch that everything depicted in the movie is true.

          1. re: pitterpatter

            I cannot find it on Amazon. Where did you look?

            1. re: PattiCakes

              I have a new computer and am having trouble with my toolbar so I cannot copy and paste yet. Anyway, go into "instant video" then search "Spinning Plates." It should come up. It costs $3 to rent for a week.

              1. re: pitterpatter

                You should be able to copy text by highlighting it then pressing ctrl + c and then paste it using ctrl + v, or command + c and command + v on Macs, I think.

            1. re: Oboegal

              Thanks for this information - very helpful!

          2. We saw the preview for this recently, and we are definitely going to see it.

            1. I am going to see it tomorrow at Cinema Paradiso in Hollywood, Florida. It will also be playing in Ft. Lauderdale

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              1. re: jpr54_1

                I thought the release date wasn't until this Friday, May 9th?

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  I checked this film out when you first posted. It definitely looked like something I'd like to see, so I went to my local likely-to-run-this-kind-of-movie theater's site. It has a members-only preview on May 6, but no indication they'd be running it for the general public. Unfortunately, I am not a member and do not go to the movies often enough to justify the membership.

                    1. re: LindaWhit

                      Interestingly enough, that theater is currently running "The Lunchbox," another food-centric film. It looks good and I may try to get to it this week. While there I'll ask if they intend to show "Chef" to the general public.

                      1. re: gaffk

                        Oh wow, I just read the IMDB write-up of "The Lunchbox" - that looks wonderful! It's not playing anywhere close to me (without a bit of driving) but I'll definitely keep an eye out for it On Demand. Thanks for mentioning it, gaffk!

                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          I saw The Lunchbox a couple of months ago and enjoyed it very much. The food alone makes it worth viewing!

                          1. re: tcamp

                            Good to know. I'm shooting for tomorrow evening.

                          2. re: LindaWhit

                            Before "The Lunchbox" they ran a "Chef" trailer--it looks great. I really hope they open it to the public.

                            "The Lunchbox" was not what I expected. If this was a film site I would love to discuss the lack of interaction. But this is a food site, and the food most decidedly moved this movie forward. This may be the best food movie ever . . .

                          1. re: LindaWhit

                            since I live near Miami it made me want to try a Cubano-
                            I have not eaten any Cuban food since living here.