Episode 28 – Chef

This week, the NSIP crew watches a foodie-favorite film, the 2014 movie ‘Chef’ starring Jon Favreau, Emjay Anthony, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman, and Robert Downey Jr. The movie was written, co-produced, and directed by Jon Favreau. This is more than just a movie that touches the heart by way of the stomach. It’s an inspiring and feel-good story that will also make you really hungry. Like a well-made wine, this movie has some tannic-like obstacles in an over-controlling restaurant owner and difficult situations to be in, while being a single dad doing his best to raise his son. But you know what smooths out those tannins (the thing that leaves your mouth dry) from a wine? Some fat. And there’s a lot of deliciousness throughout that might make you drool a bit. It’s also nuanced with a lot of sweet and sour to counter the bitter rivalry of a chef vs. food critic. The added touch of spice and romance from ScarJo and Vergara is enough to put this over the top, and one of Arnold’s all-time favorites