John Wells

Burnt (2015)

Burnt (2015)

Director:

John Wells

Starring:

Bradley Cooper

Sienna Miller

Daniel Brühl

Plot:

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Review:

I love watching movies with food porn. They’re fun, though, they do have the negative side effect of making me hungry, but who cares!

Bradley Cooper played a brilliant chef that fucked up his life and is trying to get it back on track. By the end of the movie he was still brilliant, still hot tempered, still not the best decision maker, but he’d made progress.

The only negative I’ve got is I wish there hadn’t been a love interest, I didn’t see why the movie needed it and it would have worked better, I think, as just tension not him actually acting on it.

Oh well, liked the movie, probably won’t watch it again, but it was fun.

3/5

August: Osage County (2013)

august osage county

Director:

John Wells

Starring:

Meryl Streep

Julia Roberts

Chris Cooper

Ewan McGregor

Margo Martindale

Benedict Cumberbatch

Plot:

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Review:

I’m not even sure I should review this movie. After watching it I’m not positive what it is I was watching, which makes me feel stupid. It seemed to be about a family that each had their own individual issues coming together and dealing with their family issues. There was nothing positive. I learned nothing, except maybe how not to act or that I do not want a family like theirs. It was a pretty depressing movie and the ending was just Julia Robert’s character looking out across Oklahoma.

Wtf?

Seriously I do not understand movies/plays/books that are like this. I don’t know, maybe I’m missing something. I ended up reading the Wikipedia entry for the play and feel like I might have either missed some scenes in the movie or they were just not there, but it still didn’t make sense. Why am I supposed to like this? Seriously if someone wants to tell me I’d love to know.

Fair warning, even with an explanation I probably won’t like it.

1/5