Not to be confused with the Lenny Henry TV show of the same name, comedy Chef sees Carl Casper (played by director Jon Favreau) as a passionate chef who gets a chance to make his name when a noted food critic (Oliver Platt) comes to his restaurant. Intending to earn a fantastic write up he sets about putting something special together but his boss (Dustin Hoffman) interferes and insists on the restaurant's same-old menu.
When he ends up getting slated in the review Carl responds by tearing the reviewer a new one online, then publicly berating him to boot before quitting the job as he hates it anyway. He becomes a viral sensation but also unemployable and is forced to move back in with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara) as he tries to reignite his passion for the culinary arts by starting his own food truck.
The supporting cast features Robert Downey Jr., John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Bobby Cannavale and Emjay Anthony. The film is sitting on 7.9/10 on IMDB and 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.
We'll be heading on for a drink after the movie and those who have RSVP'd will receive full details the night before the meet.
You can book your ticket here (https://www.cineworld.co.uk/booking/7851537a6a47374e666874695568587678534538614b51755a47593d/selection?cinema=79&filmEdi=149602&date=20140628&time=18:00&key=internal&cookieLevel=1111&locale=GB&secure=true&gbLocale=true&deviceChannelWeb=true&mapApiKey=Aj8bhxskJR1S8CqbKYkL4SpvWzacmzzB2iTfZSwi-HFLHpPN6ISfu8wccbH6Rra4) but please be aware I've copied that link out from my phone. It might be best to double check I linked through the right details (I'll double check it myself from my laptop later but let me know if there's an issue meanwhile and I'll flip to the generic Cineworld link). And for the first time ever the O2 asked me to confirm seats so it won't the usual free for all seating this time down there.