is easy to write about.
Jenny and I watched this movie last night.
I like to eat. I like to cook.
And….I like to watch people cook.
This was a great movie….a lot of fun.
A successful chef has a run-in with a familiar food critic…responds to a bad review using unfamiliar (to him) social media….has a pretty strong negative reaction to the Twitter response that he sends to the critic….and when his hand is forced at the restaurant where he is the chef….has to make a change in his career that saves his art/cooking….and his life.
I guess that’s the plot in a nutshell.
I don’t get to watch much “grown up” content anymore. Most of what we watch is children’s programming…..but when I get a block of time and watch something that I actually enjoy, it really feels like a victory.
I really enjoyed this movie.
It made me want to travel….and it made me want to eat.
It made me want to travel and eat at the same time.
It made me hungry.
And, if you get a chance to watch this….and I hope that you do, because it is one of the ones that’s on Netflix that is actually worth watching….pay some attention to the music. It’s pretty great….
This is kind of a post script….but I’ve finished the french press of coffee that I make myself every morning and I guess I’m a little jazzed up or something….so I’ll type a little longer.
I think that the thing that I respond to so strongly in this movie is the passion this guy feels for what he’s doing.
It’s the passion.
Maybe the cooking is just the expression he chose for that passion….I don’t know.
There’s a scene in the movie where he’s talking to his son about the things that he (the chef) is not good at….and the list is long….but concludes by saying that “he’s good at this (cooking)”…..and that you need to be passionate about what you do.
You need to feel passionately about what you do….
I’m not a passionate mailman.
Everyday….I’m not a passionate mailman.
“Passion” is worth pursuing….worth executing.
Maybe that’s what I’m responding to…. seeing someone who is passionate about what they do.
Even if it’s “only a movie”….it’s good to see that.
It’s a good thing to care deeply about the work that fills the majority of your time……and it’s a good thing to be reminded that it might be possible to make a living doing something you love.
But…on the other hand….it’s good to do anything that comes close to paying your bills.
After all….we’ve got to eat.