42 Grams

2017 • 80 minutes
4.2
8 reviews
100%
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42 Grams is an intimate portrait of how chef Jake Bickelhaupt evolved from running an illegal restaurant out of his home to being a culinary celebrity in less than a year and the toll it takes on his personal life.
4.2
8 reviews
Dan Wagner
December 1, 2017
In a time when celebrity chef's are front and center, 42 Grams digs deep into the real world struggle of one of many chef's that take the true risk and follow what is in their heart. True, real life storytelling shines in Jack C. Newell's intimate take in this highly engaging, well thought-out documentary. Timing is everything and from the moment the title hits the screen until the credits roll, every bit of the story is laid out perfectly, even with a somewhat surprise ending. The music score is also something that stands out and is craftily used, not only in the background, but to emphasize with well timed edits throughout the film. If you have ANY interest in foodie culture (or are a fan of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential"), don't hesitate; watch!
Riain Rising
November 24, 2017
Watching people cook is not enough these days. With a plethora of cooking shows, blogs, articles and contest shows, food has become less of a mystery than any form of art in the world. But this film isn't a cooking movie. Its a documentary about the American Dream and the audacity it takes to achieve it. If you need a healthy dose of "It can be done" watch this and be inspired.
Bill Arnett
November 22, 2017
Intimate portrait, warts and all, of a top chef. Sharp direction that tells the story similarly to how the chef composes dishes.