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Le Chef (2012)

Comme un chef (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 20 June 2014 (USA)
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A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

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Daniel Cohen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Alexandre Lagarde
Michaël Youn ... Jacky Bonnot
Raphaëlle Agogué Raphaëlle Agogué ... Béatrice
Julien Boisselier ... Stanislas Matter
Salomé Stévenin Salomé Stévenin ... Amandine
Pierre Vernier ... Paul Matter
Santiago Segura ... Juan
Serge Larivière ... Titi
Geneviève Casile Geneviève Casile ... La mère de Béatrice
Issa Doumbia Issa Doumbia ... Moussa
Bun-hay Mean Bun-hay Mean ... Chang
André Penvern ... Le père de Béatrice
Rebecca Miquel Rebecca Miquel ... Carole
James Gerard ... Cyril Boss (as James Gérard)
Henri Payet Henri Payet ... Thibault
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Storyline

A veteran chef faces off against his restaurant group's new CEO, who wants to the establishment to lose a star from its rating in order to bring in a younger chef who specializes in molecular gastronomy.

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chef | cooking | three word title | See All (3) »

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Competition Can Be Delicious

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Spain

Language:

French | Spanish | Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Chef See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,290, 22 June 2014

Gross USA:

$342,667

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,255,637
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was made in two different countries: Spain and France, and translated into four different languages: Spanish, English, Japanese, French. See more »

Quotes

Jacky Bonnot: I can make it beef bourguignon?
Nurse: In two, three years.
Jacky Bonnot: Why is it taking so long?
Nurse: It's a baby.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, there is an out-take of Juan (the Spanish molecular cuisine chef) chasing ducks in a back yard. See more »


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Onward Home
Written by Morita Makoto and Katsumi Sato
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Mediocre but pleasant
11 September 2012 | by mformoviesandmoreSee all my reviews

It is a story about events related to a chef, his work, his kitchen and a young associate. There are the usual sorts of back stories, but nothing elaborate.

In fact, "nothing elaborate" is probably a good way to describe this movie.

There are few aspects that had me actually laughing - mostly the scene with the 'Japanese' customers. The rest raised a few smiles along the way. It was a pleasant passing of time.

The best part of the movie was the appearance of an actress named Rebecca Miquel as Carole. Stunning.

If you want to laugh at events in the kitchen you would be much better off watch the TV series Whites.


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