Le Chef (Comme un chef) 2.0 stars

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Very light French foodie comedy, seasoned with a touch of romance, that never quite boils over into farce. The ingredients are utterly traditional — gifted nobody (a sweetly sincere Michael Youn) who needs a break, aging master (a comfortable Jean Reno) worried about his career in a world of changing tastes, arrogant owner (an uncomfortable Julien Boissellier) eager to impose his vision. Why, there's even a band of misfit sous chefs! But the recipe is reliable, the assemblage is artful, and the presentation is attractive. If you're looking for innovation and sublimity, you don't order comfort food. But if you just want something pleasant to fill your evening, you could do much worse than this. 2014.

Matthew Lickona

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