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From Burnt to Burns

Two years meets the time required to be considered a flashback, right?

Regardless of the rules of the social media protocol, it does for today’s installation of Flashback Friday.

A favorite blooper interview (not a blooper reel, but a full-fledged blooper interview) of Jimmy’s Daily Planet is from a couple years ago. Actors Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Bradley Cooper are promoting their 2015 film Burnt with Willie Geist of NBC’s TODAY Show. While the movie is beautifully (and deliciously) shot with an intriguing story, there are occasional pops of cringe-worthy soundtrack selections and dialogue cooked from over-priced self-immortalization. And this is the fault of the writing and producing, not the acting. Still, despite these flaws unmistakenly burned around the edges and partly into the main story, there’s a great, entertaining movie in Burnt that leaves us all striving to one day afford to eat at the fictional Adam Jones at the Langham. 

Luckily, we can experience the real chemistry (and improvisational comedic chops) of actors Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Bradley Cooper.

If there’s a funnier food dish than Wienerschnitzel said in perfect German, please let me know.

Happy Flashback Friday! 

Laughing is the Best…It’s Just the Best

  • A Brit, a German and an American sit down for an interview…

Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl and Bradley Cooper star in the newly released film, Burnt. Telling the story of trying to run the best restaurant in the world through the lens of a cook struggling to regain his place atop the culinary world, Burnt looks like a fun ride into one of Hollywood’s responses to the foodie craze that has run wild in America the past several years.

An excellent primary cast and picturesque settings does not guarantee a hit, but the chemistry demonstrated above reveals this movie may have some degree of that “it” factor.

Anybody else craving schnitzel?