Fellow Movie Buffs

Friday, January 23, 2015


A very subtle gem of an indie movie. At first, I doubted I could make it through the whole movie. The main character was a self-centered. obnoxious asshole. He's on a trip vagabonding around Europe with a childhood friend and his friend's girlfriend, determined to bang every good-looking girl he sets eyes on. They end up in Copenhagen where his grandfather lived, and he attempts to track him down. Along the way, he meets up with a 14-year old Danish girl who wants to help him locate his family. They strike up a friendship, and I'll let it go at that. There's absolutely no sex, but she ends up transforming his outlook on life. It's a charming move and the young actress, Fredrikke Dahl Hansen is truly amazing. Check this one out. And if you don't like it, I'll give you a refund.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Le Chef"

Three star chef, Alexandre Lagarde is confronted by the corporate owner of his restaurant who has big plans to fire him and completely redo his restaurant. Problem is, he can't do it unless he loses one of his Michelin stars. Lagarde ends up hiring a protege who not only worships him, but knows just about every one of his signature dishes, to devise a new menu. The plot is somewhat predictable but it's a fun ride getting to the conclusion. About the only negative is a scene that's very silly and slapsticky, but what do you expect? It's French. From the folks who worship Jerry Lewis. It's not food porn, but provides just enough to satisfy a foodie like me. If you in the market for an evening of fun, check this one out.
4.5 stars out of 5