It’s April and the Movies that Make Us team has caught a case of spring fever! We’re excited to spend the month talking about films that deal with growth, change, and that make you feel good.
Our first selection is the 2014 film Chef that was written, co-produced, starring, and directed by Jon Favreau. Favreau plays a chef who, after a public altercation with a food critic, loses his job at a popular Los Angeles restaurant and begins to operate a food truck with his young son. The script was semi-autobiographical, incorporating parts of Favreau’s life into the main character, such as being a father while having a busy career and coming from a “broken home” Favreau also drew a comparison between his career as a director and Carl’s career as a chef; he stepped down from directing major studio films to go “back to basics” and create Chef on a smaller budget, much like Carl’s resignation from a popular restaurant to work in a food truck.
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