The chemistry between Favreau, Leguizamo and Emjay Anthony is amazing; just so natural.
It's the best thing Leguizamo, who I generally run hot and cold on, has done in a very long time. Perfect casting of a fantastic film.
Crank up the wonderful soundtrack, get in the kitchen and cook something!
I totally did not expect this movie to be so awesome. As an added bonus it has a great soundtrack!
You should not watch it on an empty stomach though :)
Let me tell you a story. It is a love story actually. There were two lovers: Apple and Twitter, and they loved each other so much that they made a movie for everyone to see how great they are. And how well they fit together...
No, but seriously, this 100 minute twitter advertisement is just terrible. This is a movie about a talented chef, who is a real ahole as a father. He gets upset about a review written about him. Also, his (another ahole) boss (you can't get a decent ad without hiring a big star like Dustin Hoffman) that doesn't let him be artistic with the food. So he goes indie and starts his own "food truck".
There are some good lines here and there but nothing special with the script. Overall, the acting, the writing and the directing are very generic.
I really hate being like the critic in the movie, but this movie was done to promote stuff and make you feel good about it, it wasn't art or even a decent flick. I stopped watching it after 50 minutes. If you can watch something else, better do it.
This is my humble opinion, sorry if there were mistakes, English isn't my primary language.
Great cast, great experience, highest rating, thx.
What a great movie! I've been putting this off for a year or so now, I don't know why I was so hesitant to watch it. First off, what a nice change of pace for Sofia Vergara. I'm a big fan of hers regardless, but it's just nice to see her cast in a role that doesn't require her to be crazy and loud. Jon Favreau is great and I love how after the big blow up on the critic and he goes to Miami, it's just up and up and up. It's a great, feel good movie. There is no end of act two things-can't-get-any-worse moment. That may sound like I'm being snobby and sarcastic, like oy it's not following the rules, but it was very comforting and fun to see him get close with his son and not have to deal with the obligatory "you lied to me!" scene when he gets cold feet or something. They get close, his food truck takes off...he ALMOST runs of, scared of disappointing his son again, but then he watches the one second videos his son made and boom, everything falls into place. It was a delight. I want to watch again knowing it's smooth sailing. Also, I GOTTA get the version of Sexual Healing they sing along to, it was so catchy!
So, a talented chef's ten-years-late-to-the-party ambitions get suppressed by an "evil" boss (who's actually just a businessman, being a businessman) and he decides to "shine" by... becoming a sandwich robot? :D Really? Also, what was the point in involving Johansson and Downey, if they couldn't afford them for more than 5 minutes of screen time? All that chemistry between Carl and Molly, and then he goes ahead and re-marries his ex, without even any mention of Molly? I don't even.
Could this movie be any plainer? Putting it bluntly.
P.S. No offense to those in the sandwich industry.