Synopsis: 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).
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): John Wells
Production: The Weinstein Company
  6 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min


You called the health inspector.

after releasing rats

into my new restaurant.

Oh, wow, that's terrible.

Conti told me

you're going for the third star.

I need a job.

In Paris, they say

we are "old school."

That's bullshit.

Okay, pal.

We're good?

Mr. Jones?

Mr. Jones, your credit card

has been denied.

There's no longer sufficient

funds available

to cover the cost of your room.

That's okay.

I'm friends with Tony Balerdi.

Tony said to tell you that

your knives are in the bag.


Yes, mate? What can I get you?


You marinate the lamb in

za'atar and lemon zest, right?

Yeah. And yogurt, too, yeah.

- Gorgeous.

- Thank you.

Look, Mr. Jones,

I just want to say, I...

you've always been a hero of mine.

We studied your menus

and recipes...

- A hero or a god?

- I...

I don't know the difference.

- Would you work for me for nothing?

- For nothing?

- For food, for meals.

- Yeah, absolutely.

- Yeah, if I was learning loads, yeah.

- Would you pay me?

How much would you pay me

to work for me?

Would you pay me

a hundred pounds a week?

Two hundred? Three hundred?

I'm trying to make a point.

Your resume is great,

this lamb's f*cking fantastic,

but you lack arrogance.

And to be in my kitchen,

you have to defend yourself.


No, you mean, "F*ck you."


Yeah, f*ck you.


Now the most important question.

You have a spare bedroom?

How long did

you say he could stay?

Do you think he's drunk?

He doesn't drink anymore.

Are you sure he's famous?

If you're a chef, he's like...

The Rolling Stones.


- He scares me.

- He's a two-star Michelin chef.

He's supposed to be scary.

Well, two doesn't seem like many.

To get even one Michelin star,

you have to be like Luke Skywalker.

Okay? To get two,

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