Starring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Jamie Dornan, Matthew Rhys, Alicia Vikander, Lily James, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Story: Drama following Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) a two-star Michelin chef who had it all, and lost it. The former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste.
To jumpstart his career again, he travels home to London and recruits the best professionals ever in order to get three stars for a top restaurant, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller).
Verdict: There’s noting new or fresh in this story but despite that lack of originality and totally predictable plot I found myself liking this movie plus Cooper gives a solid performance.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 13)
Adam Jones: At sixteen I quit school, I saved just enough for a one-way ticket to Paris. And maybe I just wanted it really badly and when I got it too early I didn’t know how to hold on to it.
Adam Jones: I don’t want my restaurant to be a place where you come and eat, I want people to sit at that table and be sick with longing.
Adam Jones: The kitchen’s the only place that I ever felt like I really belonged. I love every minute of it, the heat, the pressure, the violence.
Tony: What do you want?
Adam Jones: I’m gonna run the best restaurant in the world.
Tony: So where have you been?
Adam Jones: Louisiana.
Tony: Doing what?
Adam Jones: Sniffing, snorting, injecting.
Tony: If you try to start a new restaurant, there are at least a dozen people who will try to have you killed.
Dr. Rosshilde: What happens if you succeed?
Adam Jones: Fireworks, immortality.
Dr. Rosshilde: What happens if you fail?
Adam Jones: [about his restaurant] We should be dealing in culinary orgasms. When is the last time you had an orgasm that was interesting?
Adam Jones: I sentenced myself to shuck one million oysters. Today is the last day of my penance.
Tony: My advice to you, Chef, if you want to live a long life, eat your own tongue.
Adam Jones: I love the decor, it’s perfect for stoning infidels.
Adam Jones: If it’s not perfect, you throw it away, regardless of time.
Reece: You’re better than me. But the rest of us need you to lead us to places we wouldn’t otherwise go.
Total Quotes: 13