IN "CHEF," we learn that revenge is a dish best served never.
The lesson comes courtesy of a trendy chef named Carl Casper (Jon Favreau, directing himself and some pals) whose hip restaurant has reached a stodgy phase.
A scathing review (from Oliver Platt) causes a fuming Carl to roast the critic in person, an unhinged confrontation that goes viral, costing Carl his job.
"Chef" then converts to a road movie - Carl takes his neglected son (Emjay Anthony) on the road in a revamped food truck, falling in love again with cooking and with his neglected son.
All of this happens at the urging of his gorgeous and helpful ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) who gets a former boyfriend (Robert Downey Jr.) to put up the cash.