For starters, the trailers were interesting, gripping, the food looked yummilicious and Bradley Cooper were enough reasons for me to catch hold of the film as soon as it released. “Burnt” was made under the direction of John Wells, screenplay was by Steven Knight and story was by Kalesniko which was an A-team already and the journey which they churned out together about this chef Adam Jones, played by none other than the hottie Bradley Cooper was an ordinary one, what made it slickly extraordinary was the acting, the twists and turns, the backdrop and the ending note!!
What follows is an intriguing story of personal demon, redemption, failure and triumphs. The film starts with Adam Jones, a talented chief who has attained success at a young age running a Restaurant in Paris and achieved 2 Michelin-stars. Unfortunately all the success overwhelms Adam as a spirals out of control on drugs, alcohol and women leading to him losing the Restaurant. After taking a break, getting clean from all the booze and drugs he decided to take over a restaurant in London to make his comeback and try to achieve his 3rd Michelin-Star.
I like that the film starts off at the point where Adam has already screwed things up and has started on his path to redemption. This allows the audience to try and piece together about his past as the film progresses. There are certain characters who were part of Adam’s past that play a significant role and also one of the major factors of drama in the film. Burnt also gives us a insight into the high octane world of fine dinning, right from how the restaurant was setup to what goes inside the kitchen. I really liked the overall message in the film and the concept had a lot of potential. That being said it is still a good film and if you are fan of Bradley Cooper I highly recommend checking this out.
What I didn’t like about the film was that certain aspects of the film were very predictable. From the relationship between Adam and Sienna Miller’s Helene, to the way the story in general progresses. Also being a film about food I really wish they would have explained what was happening when they were cooking the food instead of putting montage sequences with jump cuts. I would have been more interesting if they would have focused on that a bit and explained to the audience why a particular thing was good or bag instead of just telling us it is good or bad.
I film had a great cast of actors and Bradley Cooper as Adam just stole the show. I also thought Sienna Miller as the single mother Helene and Daniel Bruh as Tony were outstanding as well. They added an interesting dynamic into the movie with Emma Thompson as Dr. Rosshilde, a councilor to help Adam deal with his issues as well make sure he stays of drugs. Alot of their interactions are what really added some depth to the film and Adam’s character.
Overall the film left me elated and thinking about the core message of the film. Did I enjoy the film ? Yes I did. Could the film have been better ? Definitely, I would have loved to see more about the other chiefs who were part of Adam’s kitchen and more about the food and why Adam was such a culinary genius. Unfortunately that is where the film falls short.
I still give it a
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