Director: Jon Favreau. Cast: Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo, Emjay Anthony, Sofía Vergara, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, 114 min. Rated R. Comedy.
Why do I feel Favreau (Iron Man) has insecurity issues? He wrote/produced/directed/starred in this story about a James Gandolfini-lookalike chef who's too passionate to keep his mouth shut, and ends up driving a food truck with a bruised ego. But this movie is long, with too many shots, too many lame jokes, and an abundance of throwaway dialogue, all focused on providing Favreau exclusive screen time and Twitter product-placement time, to the point of annoyance. With all its good father-son moments, a comedy should not be more than 90 minutes, unless it has something more to say.