(2015) (Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: A once promising but then disgraced chef tries to make a comeback in the business.
- Several years ago, Adam Jones (BRADLEY COOPER) was at the top of his game as the head chef of a popular Parisian restaurant. But his ego, demanding ways and hard-partying lifestyle with then girlfriend and fellow drug addict Anne Marie (ALICIA VIKANDER) ultimately resulted in his career demise as he alienated his friends and coworkers. After serving a self-imposed exile of several years of shucking one million oysters in New Orleans, Adam has traveled to London where he wants to start anew. And his target is a restaurant located in a swanky hotel run by Tony (DANIEL BRUHL), a man who watched Adam self-destruct in the past. By inviting a feared food critic to Tony's restaurant, Adam essentially blackmails Tony to hire him to run the place, and Adam then sets out to recruit his kitchen staff, all while being drug tested weekly by Dr. Rosshilde (EMMA THOMPSON) to appease his investors.
Among those he includes are former coworkers such as Michel (OMAR SY), whose competitive restaurant Adam sabotaged in the past, as well as Max (RICCARDO SCAMARCIO) who's just gotten out of prison. New members include young cook David (SAM KEELEY) and Adam's most prized catch, Helene (SIENNA MILLER). She's the single mom to young Lily (LEXI BENBOW-HART) and the sous chef at another restaurant where Adam manages to get her fired so she'll work for him. One person Adam doesn't get is Reece (MATTHEW RHYS), a former friend and coworker who got burned in Adam's meltdown and now runs a rival restaurant.
Still operating with a big ego and his demanding and perfectionist ways, Adam works hard to turn his kitchen into a hit and earn him his third Michelin star, all while finding himself starting to fall for Helene.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of Cooper or anyone else in the cast, or are into cooking movies, they might be interested.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For language throughout.
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