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Old 11-07-2015, 03:16 AM   #6651
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We watched "Chef" tonight. I must say Jon Favreau got himself some mad knife skills!
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Old 11-07-2015, 04:30 AM   #6652
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We watched "Chef" tonight. I must say Jon Favreau got himself some mad knife skills!
How did you rate the film? Worth going to see?
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Old 11-08-2015, 02:10 AM   #6653
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creative, "Chef" was worth every penny I spent - the gas it cost me to drive the 2 miles to pick up the disc from my library. The movie came out last year (2014) in April, so it's no longer in theaters around here. We're always more than happy when a movie goes to disc and is old enough to be in the library system anyway. We like to stop the movie to wander into the kitchen to fill up a glass or cup with beverage, or in my case take a quick trip to the loo. Theaters are so unwilling to stop a movie just so I can take a quick run there.

The movie was enjoyable as long as you ignore the Frequent Flying "F". It was funny, touching, and all-around good, in our opinions.
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Old 11-08-2015, 06:09 PM   #6654
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Chef was great. I watched it on Netflix streaming quite a while ago and it's still on there for streaming.
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:44 PM   #6655
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"TomorrowLand" Loved it, Clooney is finally starting to look good.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:58 PM   #6656
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Saw "Martian" I was surprised how good it was. Space mission sent to Mars. 1 left behind, presumed dead. He was not. Lived on Mars being self sufficient.
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Old 11-10-2015, 04:14 AM   #6657
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Since it came on TV, was a comedy with a very good star rating I watched "The Hangover". Hmmm...disappointing. I think it would appeal (predictably) more to men. I am clearly not it's target audience!

The situations got more preposterous rather than funny...I lasted about an hour then switched off before I lost the will to live!
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:48 AM   #6658
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Just watched Chef (online). Quite good - in particular I enjoyed the food preparation/cooking scenes... Forget about smell-o-vision, wish there was taste-o-vision!

I am sure a lot of chefs would relish the rant with the food critic.

I was not that interested in the relationship with his son...maybe the acting could have been better?

I liked how the film ended.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:18 PM   #6659
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...I was not that interested in the relationship with his son...maybe the acting could have been better?...
Really. Perhaps it's because you don't have children of your own. I thought it was funny and sad, very touching. Some parts made us laugh, a few made me sniffle a bit.

When our kids were high school seniors, our son decided to attend college in Arizona - about 2,000 miles from home. The two of us flew out for a campus visit; to get the best ticket price for the flight we ended up staying a week. We spent the extra time exploring and experiencing a different part of our country, along with a day-trip to a small Mexico village. It was just a week, but it (along with multi-day events with my daughter) is one of my favorite memories of time spent with our son.
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:59 PM   #6660
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Really. Perhaps it's because you don't have children of your own. I thought it was funny and sad, very touching. Some parts made us laugh, a few made me sniffle a bit.
I don't know that that's necessary. I really enjoyed the movie, including the relationship between the two of them. It made me think about my brother and my dad when my parents got divorced. I wish they had had something similar to bring them closer together.

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