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