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Subject: Re: Chef Date: 6/10/2014 2:41 PM
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She had also been married to the rich Robert Downey character but I don't recall if it was before or after she was married to Favreau.

Ah, so. I forgot they had been married, and it was before El Jefe. (Remember when the Chef was jealous she had met up with RD after she & the Chef were divorced--because she was seeing someone from her past. Funny I remembered that but not that she & RD had been married-). RDjr was a crazy highlight.

But I didn't find El Jefe and his ex a believable couple, despite their child together, which was a weak point. Also that she was happy to work alongside him in the food truck when she lived such a luxurious life. Wouldn't it mess with her hair, makeup and nails?! I also wondered why they had split up--in my head canon, she got pregnant accidentally and so they married, but didn't get along well enough to stay together. So suddenly she works in his food truck and all is well? Implication I guess is that they learned to accommodate or overlook each other's idiosyncrasies while they were divorced. Then of curse they ended up with the fancy restaurant in a rushed ending.

His relationship with his sous chef (John Leguizamo, charming here) and his son (and RDjr) were more realistic and pleasurable to watch--even his discomfort with RDjr, than the relationship with his ex.

I'm not one of those females who need a female character to identify with. I identified with the Chef--kinda selfish, brilliant but emotionally compromised, a father who makes mistakes, a man who finds his niche in life. The two women were eye candy/cheerleaders/advisors, but didn;t seem like real people to me. I liked the kid better.
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