Direction: John Wells
Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy, Daniel Brühl, Matthew Rhys, Alicia Vikander, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson
Music Director: Rob Simonsen
Cinematography: Adriano Goldman
Editor: Nick Moore
Genre: Comedy, Drama
What is it about: It’s about a chef named Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper), whose drug use and erratic behavior led him to lose his restaurant. He tries to rebuild his life in London to open a new restaurant which would gain him 3 Michelin Stars. This is directed by John Wells and has Bradley Cooper, Daniel Bruhl and Sienna Miller playing the main leads.
Why it’s disappointing: This movie does not disappoint you at any point, because it hooks you on to a great diet.
What to watch out for: Movies which are food centric always scores better due to delicacies they serve you on screen, even though the performances by the characters wander, the delicious food shown makes it up. But with “BURNT” food and actors went well together. Director John Wells adapted this story from Michael Kalesniko, which was tightly bound and scripted by Steven Knight. The movie right from the start till the end, keeps your eyes glued to the screen.
Bradley Cooper, gives yet another great performance as Adam Jones. He throws a great fit, which makes his character very interesting and was played well. He switches from hot spices to sweet ingredients in a blink, it may be not Academy worthy but a very commendable one.
Daniel Bruhl, who was last seen in “RUSH” as a F1 racer, returns as restaurateur. His accent is what makes his characters very interesting. Daniel does it again, this time with a good sense of humour.
Sienna Miller, she’s been off the screens for a while. But she returns with a good role and did a good job.
The rest of the cast did a great job with Uma Thurman making a cameo.
The movie is entirely concentrated on food, which displays various cuisines which you may have not tasted in your life. They look so tempting, it gets you running to food stall at the cinemas as soon as the screen says intermission. The colours, the spices, ingredients, and the way it’s been cooked makes you wanna reach out to the screen and grab them.
BURNT was captured well by Adriano Goldman, who literally gives you the chefs point of view when the delicacies are being made. The cooking sequences captured were intense and up close. The editing was at its best, which Nick Moore made sure to cut it like an extremely talented chef handling the knife.
Verdict: John prepared a dish which has some special ingredients making it tastier, leaving everyone asking for more. Regardless, whether you’re a foodie or not will enjoy this cuisine which is served by good performances.