It’s time for another re-imagining of a popular story from your childhood…
I recall the story of The Jungle Book somewhat vaguely and I do like the cast.
Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken make the most recognisable cast members of director Jon Favreau’s re-telling. Then there’s relative newcomer Neel Sethi who plays Mowgli.
Having just seen the above trailer I’m curious to find out whether I’ll warm to Scarlett Johanson’s Kaa voice. Not quite sure at this point. I’m most ready for Bill Murray as Baloo.
Jon Favreau’s Chef is a comedy film with great music and mouthwatering food that makes you wish you had immediate access to all the bites featured.
More than a feast for your stomach and then some, it’s a beautifully told story about family – particularly the relationship between a busy father and his ten year-old son.
The film also speaks to the sensibilities of those stuck in a career path that no longer supports their need for creative freedom and / or desire to serve their passions in a way that makes them happy.
There are one or two more themes that emerge from the narrative thread. I’ll let you discover those beautiful gems for yourself. Maybe they’ll speak to you more than the ones that stood out for me. Either way you’re likely to be hooked as soon as the film starts.