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Chef DVD and Soundtrack Giveaway

Uncategorized | November 4, 2014 | By



Chef is out on DVD, Blu-ray and Download on 3rd November 2014.  I’m not someone who goes to the cinema very often and I don’t watch a lot of films at home either, so it was a bit of a novelty to have this DVD to review.

Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Wolf of Wall Street) writes, directs and stars in Chef the story of Carl Casper who, refusing to compromise his creative integrity, quits his job in a glitzy LA restaurant and goes back to his cooking roots, taking to the road in a fast food truck. Carl reignites his passion for the kitchen, reconnects with his family and fins a new zest for love and life.

The film also stars Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jnr, Sofia Vergara , Scarlet Johansson and John Geuizamo.

I found the story somewhat predictable, it was a real old fashioned story which would have been ideal as a Disney movie of the 1970s if it wasn’t for all the swearing.  I’m no prude but I felt that this wasn’t necessary to the plot and, what could have been family viewing, had been pushed in the 15 rating instead.  There is the obligatory sentimental family stuff that seems to go along with US movies, but at least the kid has attitude and is without doubt the star of the show.

The food created in the Food Truck looked incredible and the part of the story that I enjoyed the most was the role that social media played in making the Food Truck so successful, that and the brilliant music by Pete Rodriguez, Courtney John, The Martinis, Liquid Liquid, Louie Ramirez, El Michels Affair and more.

Chef Disc Information:
Chef is distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment
Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 110 minutes approx
Price: Blue-ray £22.99/DVD £19.99
Includes bonus content

You can make up your own mind about Chef because I have two DVDs and Soundtracks to give-away (UK only) simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win.

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I was provided with a review copy of Chef, I was not paid and all opinions are my own.

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    Sisley White
    November 4, 2014

    My favourite foodie film has to be Eat Pray Love. All the food she eats looks amazing and the places she visits aren't bad either. For a sweet tooth film it has to be Chocolat.

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    Tony
    November 4, 2014

    I adore Julie & Julia. A fantastic movie, which I can watch over and over.

    This question has given me a real problem though. It’s reminded me of a French film I watched years ago and can now not remember the name of at all. It tells the story of a reclusive genius chef, who runs his own tiny restaurant in a small town. People love his food, it’s the best anyone has ever tasted, but he is terrified of talking to people, even his customers. He falls in love with a girl who visits over and over again and eventually commits suicide because he can’t form a meaningful relationship with her – but he kills himself with gluttony, eating his own incredible food until his body literally can’t take any more. I’ve made it sound tragic, but it’s a very heartwarming, gentle, movie. If only I could remember what it was!

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    Ali
    November 5, 2014

    Julie & Julia is a favourite (although Meryls accent does get a teeny bit annoying!) Thanks for the chance to win x

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    jo
    November 6, 2014

    I will have to say Ratatouille but I do like the answer of willy wonka 🙂

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    pam lawrence
    November 22, 2014

    Mine is more the book than the movie, but it would be Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe

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    Kez
    November 23, 2014

    The Hundred Foot Journey …… great film

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    Anonymous
    November 24, 2014

    Julie and Julia – David Mitchell

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    jaseos81
    November 24, 2014

    More of a drink (wine) film really, if that counts? Sideways… superb film.

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    angela brooks
    November 24, 2014

    Charlie and the chocolate factory

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    paul ballard
    November 24, 2014

    American PIe – Up to American pie the wedding, after that they get silly.

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