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The French film Le Chef, directed by Daniel Cohen, was the perfect remedy for this spring's crazy editing schedule.
Young Jacky Bonnet (Michaël Youn) dreams of being a cutting-edge chef but can't hold down a job in a restaurant. He has definite ideas and isn't afraid to make radical changes. The problem is that his bosses don't appreciate Jacky's unsolicited advice.
Meanwhile world-renown chef Alexandre Lagarde (Jean Reno) is worried about losing his job despite running a three-star restaurant. His backer wants him to move away from classic cuisine and instead embrace the high-tech foods of the twenty-first century.
When Alexandre and Jacky meet, neither of them will ever be the same again.
Le Chef is an entertaining, feel-good movie with lots of amazing food scenes. This movie is less about the restaurant business and more a story of unlikely buddies with little romance to boot. The acting is great and the humor is well paced. Yes, you'll likely be able to guess the ending, but who really cares when you're having this much fun and seeing so many incredible-looking meals.
Put Le Chef on your streaming list and be prepared to feel some kitchen inspiration. Bon Appetit.