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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Chef DVD and Soundtrack Giveaway


Chef is out on DVD, Blu-ray and Download on 3rd November 2014.  I'm not someone who goes to the cinema very often and I don't watch a lot of films at home either, so it was a bit of a novelty to have this DVD to review.

Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Wolf of Wall Street) writes, directs and stars in Chef the story of Carl Casper who, refusing to compromise his creative integrity, quits his job in a glitzy LA restaurant and goes back to his cooking roots, taking to the road in a fast food truck. Carl reignites his passion for the kitchen, reconnects with his family and fins a new zest for love and life.

The film also stars Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jnr, Sofia Vergara , Scarlet Johansson and John Geuizamo.



I found the story somewhat predictable, it was a real old fashioned story which would have been ideal as a Disney movie of the 1970s if it wasn't for all the swearing.  I'm no prude but I felt that this wasn't necessary to the plot and, what could have been family viewing, had been pushed in the 15 rating instead.  There is the obligatory sentimental family stuff that seems to go along with US movies, but at least the kid has attitude and is without doubt the star of the show.

The food created in the Food Truck looked incredible and the part of the story that I enjoyed the most was the role that social media played in making the Food Truck so successful, that and the brilliant music by Pete Rodriguez, Courtney John, The Martinis, Liquid Liquid, Louie Ramirez, El Michels Affair and more.

Chef Disc Information:
Chef is distributed by Lionsgate Entertainment
Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Run Time: 110 minutes approx
Price: Blue-ray £22.99/DVD £19.99
Includes bonus content


You can make up your own mind about Chef because I have two DVDs and Soundtracks to give-away (UK only) simply follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was provided with a review copy of Chef, I was not paid and all opinions are my own.

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51 Comments:

At 4 November 2014 at 09:35 , Blogger Tracy K Nixon said...

Chocolat is one of my favourites!

 
At 4 November 2014 at 09:43 , Anonymous Sisley White said...

My favourite foodie film has to be Eat Pray Love. All the food she eats looks amazing and the places she visits aren't bad either. For a sweet tooth film it has to be Chocolat.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 10:05 , Anonymous Tony said...

I adore Julie & Julia. A fantastic movie, which I can watch over and over.

This question has given me a real problem though. It’s reminded me of a French film I watched years ago and can now not remember the name of at all. It tells the story of a reclusive genius chef, who runs his own tiny restaurant in a small town. People love his food, it’s the best anyone has ever tasted, but he is terrified of talking to people, even his customers. He falls in love with a girl who visits over and over again and eventually commits suicide because he can’t form a meaningful relationship with her - but he kills himself with gluttony, eating his own incredible food until his body literally can’t take any more. I’ve made it sound tragic, but it’s a very heartwarming, gentle, movie. If only I could remember what it was!

 
At 4 November 2014 at 11:40 , Blogger Tracey Peach said...

I haven't got a foodie favourite film yet, perhaps Chef will be mine

 
At 4 November 2014 at 12:35 , Anonymous Foodie Quine said...

Its a toss up between Waitress and Julie and Julia.

 
At 4 November 2014 at 20:09 , Blogger maxine partridge said...

i cant say i have one. not that i can think of lol

 
At 4 November 2014 at 20:26 , Blogger laura banks said...

Ratatouille brilliant film

 
At 5 November 2014 at 07:27 , Blogger mellysocks said...

Willy Wonka,well chocolate is food :)

 
At 5 November 2014 at 13:03 , Blogger Ali said...

Julie & Julia is a favourite (although Meryls accent does get a teeny bit annoying!) Thanks for the chance to win x

 
At 6 November 2014 at 21:17 , Blogger jo said...

I will have to say Ratatouille but I do like the answer of willy wonka :-)

 
At 6 November 2014 at 23:45 , Blogger Natalie Crossan said...

Julie & Julia - Love meryl and amy together :) xx

 
At 7 November 2014 at 14:06 , Blogger Galina Varese said...

Like water for chocolate was brilliant

 
At 22 November 2014 at 21:36 , Anonymous pam lawrence said...

Mine is more the book than the movie, but it would be Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe

 
At 23 November 2014 at 14:53 , Blogger katie skeoch said...

No reservations with Catherine Zeta Jones

 
At 23 November 2014 at 17:30 , Blogger Claire Blaney said...

Ratatouille

 
At 23 November 2014 at 17:33 , Blogger Lorraine said...

Ratatouille.~

 
At 23 November 2014 at 17:40 , Blogger Rob Griffiths said...

Ratatouille is my fave

 
At 23 November 2014 at 17:43 , Blogger PlastigFfantastig said...

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ;)

 
At 23 November 2014 at 18:10 , Anonymous kazza ham said...

love chocolate

 
At 23 November 2014 at 18:32 , Blogger Jane Middleton said...

Julie & Julia

 
At 23 November 2014 at 19:24 , Blogger Ritchie Dee said...

Chocolat

 
At 23 November 2014 at 19:26 , Blogger Stuart Edwards said...

Willy Wonka

 
At 23 November 2014 at 19:38 , Blogger Natasha Whenham said...

I'm going to go with It's complicated, Meryl Streep plays a chef if that counts!

 
At 23 November 2014 at 19:42 , Blogger rugmaker said...

Ratatouille

 
At 23 November 2014 at 20:09 , Blogger Kez said...

The Hundred Foot Journey ...... great film

 
At 23 November 2014 at 20:49 , Blogger mummy24 said...

Ratatouille

Ashleigh

 
At 23 November 2014 at 21:07 , Blogger Kristy Brown said...

Eat Pray Love (the book is good too)

 
At 23 November 2014 at 21:42 , Blogger Lorraine Tinsley said...

Ratatouille is my favourite, not sure I would want food cooked by a rat though!

 
At 23 November 2014 at 22:33 , Blogger Lisa Everaert said...

I am Love

 
At 23 November 2014 at 22:45 , Blogger Alice Hindley said...

Ratatouille

 
At 24 November 2014 at 01:19 , Blogger vision123 said...

My favourite foodie film has to be Babette's Feast

 
At 24 November 2014 at 02:38 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Julie and Julia - David Mitchell

 
At 24 November 2014 at 03:35 , Blogger Groovychick said...

Big Night

 
At 24 November 2014 at 08:20 , Blogger weir shane said...

Sideways - leanne w

 
At 24 November 2014 at 09:28 , Blogger Louise A said...

chocolat

 
At 24 November 2014 at 10:01 , Blogger Emily Knight said...

Without a doubt it's Julie & Julia.

 
At 24 November 2014 at 10:01 , Blogger jaseos81 said...

More of a drink (wine) film really, if that counts? Sideways... superb film.

 
At 24 November 2014 at 12:57 , Blogger Zanda said...

Tampopo

 
At 24 November 2014 at 13:34 , Blogger Paul said...

Ratatouille

 
At 24 November 2014 at 14:38 , Blogger Alison Barker said...

Ratatouille

 
At 24 November 2014 at 14:41 , Anonymous angela brooks said...

Charlie and the chocolate factory

 
At 24 November 2014 at 15:08 , Blogger Katie Witherington said...

Ratatouille

 
At 24 November 2014 at 15:11 , Anonymous paul ballard said...

American PIe - Up to American pie the wedding, after that they get silly.

 
At 24 November 2014 at 18:49 , Blogger angie mummy said...

Ratatouille

 
At 24 November 2014 at 19:34 , Blogger Barbara Handley said...

Chocolat.

 
At 24 November 2014 at 20:32 , Blogger Joe said...

Like Water for Chocolate

 
At 24 November 2014 at 20:52 , Anonymous alisa moore said...

Chocolat

 
At 24 November 2014 at 22:09 , Blogger joanna_kow said...

Charlie and the chocolate factory

 
At 24 November 2014 at 22:23 , Blogger Sam Furniss said...

Sweeney Todd!

 
At 24 November 2014 at 23:22 , Blogger spearce said...

Ratatouille, i did love lenny henrys Chef! series x

 
At 24 November 2014 at 23:24 , Blogger spearce said...

Ratatouille

 

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