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Tasty Metaphor

A ‘food-cart-as-spiritual-salvation’ idea that works.

May 26, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 35 • By JOHN PODHORETZ
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Not to worry, for the answer to the problem of Twitter is just more Twitter: Once the chef and his son figure it all out, they use social media to promote the food truck, and it becomes a sensation as they drive it across the country. This overlong movie’s last half-hour is sheer wish fulfillment—Favreau’s hope that he can remain an A-list director making $10 million a picture while retaining his street cred as an indie hipster. 

You’ll probably love Chef. But don’t fall for it.

John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, is The Weekly Standard’s movie critic.

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