lighthearted, delightful film..i personally like foodie films but the insistence of plugging twitter and vine into the film made me kinda irritated. the ending was not really needed as the super extra happy american ending gets kinda boring.
Enjoyable albeit a tad uneven. It takes almost an hour for the movie to get to the actual food truck and road trip aspect which is a bit of a bore. And the ending is terribly rushed and schmaltzy beyond belief. Still this is a movie filled with passion,warmth and is crowded with good actors who seem to have a blast. Fun while it lasts but will not leave any lasting impressions.
Comic fantasy with a wafer-thin allegory of an artist reconciling with populism. Jon Favreau plays a chef who quits his job, goes on a road trip and suddenly becomes a better dad and husband. Somewhere on the way Robert Downey Jr. reminds us the film's greatest moments are far and between. Guess Dustin Hoffman was right—Favreau should've played his "greatest hits." P.S. Never felt this hungry during any movie!
A tale as old as time - stressed high-flyer rediscovers son, soul - but it zips along with such snap, crackle and pop (and heart) that it stays organic and fresh. Add the one-two punch of some zingy food porn and a stonkin' soundtrack, and it becomes pretty irresistible.