This was from my review on Rotten Tomatoes:
I am in shock and awe that this film has such a high Rotten Tomatoes score (88%). Chef has one of the most boring, thinly-veiled, pointless, predictable plots that I have seen in a really long time. I had such high hopes for this movie and it was such a disappointment in so many ways.
In addition to the mind-numbingly awful plot, the use of corporate sponsorships for promoting their dumb apps made me want to stab myself in the eye. Seriously, I feel like I watched a movie about how to use Twitter and Vine more than anything else.
I left this movie feeling like I had wasted 4 hours of my life that I would never get back – and then I realized it was only 2 – that felt like an eternity stuck in a stinky food truck driving across the United States suffering every painful, plotless mile with a fat Jon Favreau. At least it gave me time to ponder how the hell his fat (yes, I said it again), sweaty, jobless ass would ever get with Sofia Vergara or Scarlett Johansson.
The only acting creds that I can give in this movie are to John Leguizamo and Robert Downey Jr (who is randomly thrown into the plot for all of 2 minutes).
Don’t waste your time on this movie. The rest of people who are raving about it are clearly wannabe Top Chef watching foodies who think if you film someone pouring sauces on a plate of pork it is artistic or entertaining. They are wrong and lacking in more than tastebuds for their food.
After watching that trailer I realize that every possibly interesting/funny bit is in that trailer. So my advice would be to watch the trailer and save yourself the pain of sitting through the rest of the 1 hour and 58 minutes of nothingness that happens in this shit movie.