Chef

2014 R 1h 55m Blu-ray / DVD

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Chef

2014 R 1h 55m Blu-ray / DVD
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When chef Carl Casper's plans for opening a restaurant in Los Angeles fail to pan out, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead. While trying to regain his zest for cookery, Carl also tries to mend his fractured family ties.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 2.40:1
Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Chef, starring Jon Favreau (who also wrote and directed the movie) is a fantastic comedy about food, family, and one man's flawed but abiding love for both. The main content issue is salty language ("f--k," "s--t," and more), with one character swearing in front of his young son and an expletive-filled rant being caught on video and posted on YouTube/other websites. There are also some sexual references, kissing, and a woman shown waiting in bed for her lover (no nudity). Adults drink and smoke both marijuana and cigarettes. Technology plays a prominent role in the storyline, along with the attendant product placement. The movie's core message is clearly positive -- be true to yourself and your work -- but beware if you're on a diet: There are plenty of mouth-watering scenes set in the kitchen.

Sexual Content

Some references to sex acts between adults. A couple kisses, and the woman is later shown reclining in bed, waiting for her lover as he cooks for her. Adults make sexual jokes in front of a child.

Violence

A chef goes on an expletive-laden tirade against his restaurant's owner and, later, a food critic.

Language

Quite salty throughout, with both adults and kids swearing at or around each other. Words include "f--k," "s--t," "damn," "piss," "a--hole," "p---y," and more.

Social Behavior

The core message is strongly positive: Be true to yourself and your work. While it's good to take others' opinions into account, you'll lose your voice if their opinion trumps yours. Also, family is important, especially in times of distress. And when you're down and out, that might just be the best time to try something courageous. You have nothing to lose.

Consumerism

Lots of name-dropping of websites, including Twitter (the process of how to tweet is explained, too), YouTube, and the like. A 10-year-old boy wields an iPhone like a pro, texting and making movies with it. Also: Don Juan tequila, Cafe Dumond, Ketel One, Eater.com, etc.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults are shown smoking (both cigarettes and weed) and drinking socially. A boy is allowed a sip of beer by his father.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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