If you know anything about writer/director/actor Jon Favreau’s career (starting with personal films such as Swingers and Made, then on to blockbusters like Iron Man and Cowboys and Aliens), this can be seen as a veiled autobiography.
It’s the heartwarming tale of a talented chef quitting his job in a prestigious but unadventurous restaurant to get back to his creative culinary roots in a beat-up Cuban sandwich truck. Selling back in.
Not a lot of drama here, but it’s knowledgeable and continually amusing; more a relaxed, slow-food cinematic meal, set to great salsa, R&B and funk music. Super cast. Japanese title: Chef: Mitsuboshi Food Truck Hajimemashita. (115 min)