Burnt (2015)

MV5BNjEzNTk2OTEwNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzExMTg0NjE@._V1__SX1274_SY644_Ocean’s Eleven meets a cooking show. This does not have the sensual food porn of better past movies, but the writing is tight, and the acting is cool.

Bradley Cooper is all-around affable, strutting with his chest out like a nightclub douche maybe, but deeply felt. His charm is interesting, slightly self-deprecating, but susceptible to fits and tantrums, like some type of wounded beast.

Sienna Miller is equally appealing with her tough-as-nails tattooed single mom look. Her blonde bob hairdo which is equally Louise Brooks, and hardcore punk guitarist, with the defiant glance she throws at everyone and everything gives off some lesbian vibes, but her tenderness is definitely motherly.

It’s good to see Cooper catch a few beatings, and take a few wins. Balanced writing, and cool journey across London’s ethnic neighborhoods. Daniel Bruhl’s gay shtick updates Anthony Perkins while meeting halfway with Stanley Tucci in Big Night (1996).

All in all, a non-European European romp, formulaic, but energetic enough to keep you going. Kudos to the multi-cultural kitchen, but Bradley, that French accent is terrible!

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