This movie is panned by "Chef" movie enthusiasts constantly... I am a chef and I love this movie... because it is NOT a "Chef" movie.. its a redemption story... Bradley Coopers character is recovering from alcohol and drug addiction issues. It's NOT about cooking. It is dramatic, emotional, and has a great story arc. Adam Jones a once world-renowned Michelin star chef is broke, alone, and in self-imposed exile after destroying his life, career, and the life and careers of those closest to him. As with many on the road to recovery, once back in the world, he realizes time and life have moved on without him, he is no longer on the cutting edge... he has become a relic in the food world. The story is about his path to redemption, his fight to stay sober, and to work his steps by facing his demons and working his eighth step. (look it up if you don't know) if you know what that is... WATCH THIS MOVIE. Can Adam Jones stay sober, make amends for his past, and get his life in order in the very environment that allowed him to go off the rails, to begin with? An engaging and enjoyable movie. Sienna Miller is also fantastic in a strong supporting role. I highly recommend it. I cannot pass by this movie whenever it is on.