|Chef's Special (2008)|
|MadridComedyGay ChefFood CriticClosetedYounger BoyfriendTeenage SonComing Out|
Chef's Special (2008 )
Chef a la carta / Fuera de carta (original title)
1h 51min | Comedy, Romance | 18th October 2010 (UK DVD)
Subtitles: English (optional)
Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Writers: Oriol Capel, David S. Olivas
Stars: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Fernando Tejero, Junio Valverde..
IMDb: 6.2/10 (1,896) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020955/
8 wins & 5 nominations
Javier Cámara stars as Chef Maxi..
A culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate.
Chef Maxi, is living the homosexual lifestyle without problems. He owns a top hyped high-end restaurant in Madrid, running the restaurant, keeping it in the black and corralling his unpredictable staff, who could begrudge him a foul-mouthed outburst, or two, or several? Add to the mix an unexpected reunion with two estranged children and a blossoming gay romance with a closeted international athlete, and you've got one troubled gourmet! Now the Michelin Guide food critic is coming to review his restaurant and it whips Maxi into such a frenzy he must learn to juggle the new dynamics his children and lover bring to the table, with farcical, hilarious results. Energetic performances from Almodovar regulars Javier Camara (Talk to Her) and Lola Duenas (Volver) anchor this wholly entertaining farce bustling with quick-witted dialogue and comical hi-jinks!
Bright, breezy and briskly directed by Nacho G. Velilla, this Spanish delight was the Opening Night of the Lincoln Center’s Spanish Cinema Now and even had The New York Times declaring it “a raucous comedy.”
"Delightful! An engagingly fun movie filled with its fair share of drama, comedy and everything else in between."
"This delicious farce overflows with hilarity! Cámara (Almodóvar’s “Talk to Her”) gives a masterful comic performance, supported by a wonderful cast, particularly Lola Dueñas." - Miami Herald
"A gay culinary treat! With superb filmmaking and a clever story." - glaadBLOG - One Popcorn Coming Right Up!
"Fresh and funny, with continuous comic gags that pull more than one smile out of you." - Junior's Cineblog
Plot Keywords: Madrid, Comedy, Gay Chef, Food Critic, Closeted, Younger Boyfriend, Teenage Son, Coming Out..
^^^screenshots from the 1080p BD REMUX.