Burnt

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Burnt

Bradley Cooper got some special training from chef Gordon Ramsay for his role in Burnt as Michelinstarred chef, Adam Johnson. Burnt is the story of Johnson, who already has two Michelin stars and is struggling to get a third. As the word “cheftainer” (chef + entertainer) is a buzzword in Seoul right now, we can’t wait to watch this.

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Director: John Wells
Screenwriter: Steven Knight
Cast: Alicia Vikander
Jamie Dornan
Bradley Cooper

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Fresh out on DVD, Bradley Cooper serves as Adam Jones, a recovering alcoholic-chef trying to earn his third Michelin star.  Adam embodies every bitter stereotype of master chefs imaginable.  Unfortunately, his hissy-fits of rage and laser focused drive for perfection are too condescending to enjoy.  Sienna Miller’s two-dimensional archetype as the single-Mom/hot assistant chef languishes with unfulfilled romantic tension.  A parallel story line of a rivalry with a competing chef is so under-cooked that it is hard to firmly root for anyone.


In the DVD special features, Bradley Cooper justifies his role as a “light choice” in between shooting the hyper-intense American Sniper and Elephant Man on Broadway.  If watching Bradley Cooper alone does it for you, than that is one area not to disappoint.  Anyway you roast it, this attempt at an inside story of extremely high-end restaurants and the chefs who create them leaves you hungry for more.