IHGB Movie Review: ‘Burnt’
Starring: Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller
The Gist: Bradley Cooper bustles around a kitchen channeling his inner Gordon Ramsay as a demanding chef in a fancy restaurant.
- I get lost in Bradley Cooper’s eyes. And I feel my spirits rise and soar like the wind. Is it love that I am in? Probably.
- Bradley is very “Bradley” in this film. He’s a method actor and attacks the “mean cook” role with the passion of a thousand Iron Chefs.
- You will hate Bradley at times and then you will love him. And then you’ll hate him again. But then you’ll love him. It’s those bewitching eyes I tell you!
- Sienna Miller is a secondary character. She is Bradley’s second-in-command and utters the phrase, “Yes, Chef” more times than she has actual lines of dialog. Her personality is as dynamic as the raw fish she expertly dices.
- If you are a foodie, you will L-O-V-E how the director takes special care in showcasing the preparation and presentation of each dish served at the fancy pants restaurant.
- There is very little comedy in this dramedy. You will experience huge servings of shouting and more than one curse word.
- At one point in the story, I gasped. Literally gasped and said, “Nooooooo.” I bet the entire audience would have gasped with me if there had been more people in the theater besides my friend Amy and the weird guy a few rows over who brought an entire rotisserie chicken as his movie snack.
- Burnt is technically not a romance. Do not expect people to fall in love. There isn’t any swooning. Well, maybe a little bit of swooning, but not as much swooning as eluded by the trailer.
- Bradley Cooper is hot. I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER WILL TIPPIN.
Although it did keep my interest, Burnt may be better received as a leftover. Red Box, rent or select it on your next international flight. If you’re going through Bradley Cooper hotness withdrawals, there’s always Alias on Netflix!
The trailer doesn’t really do much for me. I’m currently rewatching Alias, but I’ve reached the point where Will Tippin is gone, and it’s just depressing. Luckily, I still have Sark, and it’s reached the point where he has short hair, and that is not at all depressing! 🙂
Thanks for the review. I’m a little sad to hear Burnt is not a romance. Where are all the good LOVE STORIES?!?!?! And yes, I LOVE Will Tippin! 🙂
Will Tippin 4EVA! Thank you for being the only other person who appreciates Bradley’s roots in Alias!
Ooooooh, just when I was getting reacquainted with Will Tippin he’s gone! But I do appreciate Sark taking his place.
An entire rotisserie chicken? Are they selling these at movie theatres now?
An entire rotisserie chicken? Hmmmf
Shaking head in disbelief…
Sorry I can’t comment on the movie or Bradley Cooper…
An entire rotisserie chicken…