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!