Friday, October 30, 2015

Burnt Movie Review

Bradley Cooper stars in Burnt

Yes Maybe, Chef

IMDb Plot: Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) 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. Directed by John Wells.

Cooper's Jones argues, "If it's not perfect, you throw it away." Burnt isn't perfect; but it looks so darn luscious (food close-ups, London scenery) you may be willing to forgive its' overabundance of cliches and relative lack of soul. Sorry Bradley, but you're no Gordon Ramsay... no matter how many oysters you shuck. That said, Cooper's still charming as ever, as he chases "culinary orgasms" and an elusive third Michelin star. His co-stars are OK (save Matthew Rhys, who's better) but Burnt ultimately boils down to looks over substance, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. After all, it's only food.