Chef

 

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Chef (2014)

Plot: A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. (IMDB)

Studio: Open Road Films

Box Office: $31.4 million

1. Are there two or more named People of Color? Yes- Inez (Sofia Vergara), and her son Percy (Emjay Anthony) share scenes.

2. Do they talk to each other? Yes

3. About something other than White people? Yes

4. Asian Bonus: Is there an Asian character? No

Passed? YES

I could argue the food truck “El Jefe” is a major star of the film with a plot point surrounding its feature sandwich: a Cubano. The Latin influence is relevant and integrated throughout the story paralleling traditions of food to that of culture and family.

 

Blogger: Ruchi Fruitwala

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