Chef Carl Casper (Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen – and zest for life and love. Also starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Sedaris, Oliver Platt and Gary Shandling. (Dir. by John Favreau, 2014, USA, 115 mins., Not Yet Rated, Open Road Films) Digital
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