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Burnt (2015)

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Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

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John Wells

Writers:

Steven Knight (screenplay), Michael Kalesniko (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Cooper ... Adam Jones
Sienna Miller ... Helene
Daniel Brühl ... Tony
Riccardo Scamarcio ... Max
Omar Sy ... Michel
Sam Keeley ... David
Henry Goodman ... Conti
Matthew Rhys ... Montgomery Reece
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Jack
Emma Thompson ... Dr Rosshilde
Uma Thurman ... Simone Forth
Lexie Benbow-Hart ... Lily (as Lexie Benbow Hart)
Alicia Vikander ... Anne Marie
Lily James ... Sara
Sarah Greene ... Kaitlin
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Storyline

Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Written by Polly_Kat

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The fall and rise of one great egocentric chef. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

30 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Chef See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,002,521, 1 November 2015

Gross USA:

$13,651,946

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,606,743
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Re-uses several musical elements from Donnie Darko (2001), including the track Cellar Door by Michael Andrews, as background music during an intense kitchen scene around 1:15 into the film. See more »

Goofs

Helene's tattoo (Sienna Miller's real arm tattoo) is missing in one scene but all the others are still there. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Adam Jones: Jean Luc, my mentor - the guy who gave me a chance as a chef - said to me it was God who created oysters and apples. And you can't improve recipes like that. But it is our job to try.
Adam Jones: Being a young chef, I sure as hell tried. I spent ten years cooking in Paris and became head chef of Jean Luc's restaurant. I was good. Some nights I was almost as good as I thought I was. 999,696... 697... At least that's what I'm told. 698... 699... Then I destroyed it all. My devils chased me out ...
[...]
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Connections

References Amadeus (1984) See more »

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A Picture of You
Written and Performed by Roman Raithel
Courtesy of APM Music
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Must see for people who love cooking
4 January 2016 | by jessemaas93See all my reviews

Despite some pretty bad reviews I think it's a pretty strong movie. Especially for people who love to cook of like high-end dining, it's a great movie. Burnt gives an excellent look in the world of high- end dining and professional kitchens. Bradley Cooper puts on a good performance and makes the experience very real. The evolution his character makes may be a little predictable, but I think that's not a bad thing. You should not underestimate the acting skills of Bradley Cooper. The character is written for him in my opinion. Also the character that's played by Daniel Brühl, Tony, is an interesting one and I think that Daniel performs this role outstandingly. Tony is a very proper and tight man, but his character evolves during the movie into a very pleasant one. Brühl makes his character very real with the accent and a particular way he moves in. The plot of the movie may be a little predictable, but that's not a problem. I think all the roles are filled in nicely and all of the characters make the story into a real experience, not only about cooking but also about the difficult world of a Michelin-star restaurant. Summarized I can say this movie is a must-see for people who love cooking and things like that. It's not a mind-blowing story, but in combination with some great acting it makes the movie worth watching. An average of 6,7 is way to low for this movie in my opinion.


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