Somehow, Bradley Cooper with time has become my favourite actor over the last few years and that was the main reason why Burnt was on my list. And not even him or the star stubbed cast. Emma Thompson, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Lily James, Alicia Vikander, Matthew Rhys and Uma Thurman just to name them, so you can see how full the cast is and yet, they can’t save this film.
I wanted this to be good. I really did, but somehow I just found it so boring and it just never hooked me. It’s not that the premise isn’t interesting. A burned out chef who tries and make a comeback is a good idea, it’s just the way it’s executed. While I think that the different relationships were well established, it just was never able to go further with its story. The characters never really change and it just follows tropes after tropes instead of trying to feel original.
But if there is one thing I have to give this movie credit, it’s the cooking scenes. It just feels real and as intense as you would think working in such a high caliber restaurant. Also, the food looks so appetizing that I just went and cooked after watching this because it just made me so hungry.
Burnt might have a star stubbed cast and some interesting little nugget of things inside it all but it just can’t find itself fast enough for me to enjoy the film. Instead, it’s a big dull film that is never more then just okay.