Instant Gratification: “Chef” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix Instant

CHEF

Pick of the week: “ChefMy full review is here. While some elements of Jon Favreau’s indie hit strain credulity (I can’t imagine Scarlett Johansson really getting that worked up over someone making spaghetti), this is an amiable film about pursuing what you love, and a celebration of American cuisine. And it will teach you how to make a great grilled-cheese sandwich.

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“Chef,” and why Hollywood needs to make more grilled-cheese sandwiches

CHEF

It’s so hard to ignore the biographical parallels in Jon Favreau’s “Chef” that, by the time Robert Downey, Jr. shows up as a booties-wearing millionaire oddball, it’s clear Favreau is not only acknowledging the connections but having fun with them.

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