Adam Jones is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.
|Release Date||:||November 12, 2015|
|Production Company||:||Double Feature Films, Weinstein Company, Weinstein Company, The, 3 Arts Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Steven Knight, Steven Knight, Michael Kalesniko|
|Casts||:||Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Lily James, Jamie Dornan, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Matthew Rhys, Daniel Brühl, Sarah Greene, Omar Sy, Sam Keeley, Chelsea Li, Riccardo Scamarcio, Christopher Heskey, Erica Emm|
|Plot Keywords||:||london, restaurant, diva, redemption, drugs, chef, career|
'BURNT': Four Stars (Out of Five)
Another movie about an amazing chef; this one stars Bradley Cooper, as an arrogant has-been, trying to have a comeback in the cooking world. It was directed by John Wells (who also helmed 2013's outstanding 'AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY' and 2010's 'THE COMPANY MEN') and it was written by Michael Kalesniko and Steven Knight (who also wrote the 2014 chef flick 'THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY'). The film also stars Sienna Miller (who also costarred with Cooper in last year's 'AMERICAN SNIPER'), Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Matthew Rhys, Sam Keeley, Alicia Vikander, Lily James, Uma Thurman and Emma Thompson. The movie is flawed, but very entertaining!
Cooper plays Adam Jones, a very successful chef, who lost it all; due to drugs, sex and alcohol (of course). After disappearing for three years, he decides to make a comeback; by opening his own restaurant. He's now sober, from drugs and women, and enlists all of his old friends to help him; including several he betrayed. His dream is to dazzle his customers, with tastes they've never experienced before, and gain his third Michelin star!
The cast is amazing, the directing is top-notch and the screenplay is clever and witty! There's not a lot to dislike about this movie, except it's main character; he's just too immoral and unlikable. He does grow, and learn compassion, throughout the film (of course); and Cooper is spectacular in the role. There are a lot of movies with very unlikable heroes, and heroins ('STEVE JOBS' to name one recently), this is one of the good ones; despite what the critics say.
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