I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Jon Favreau. His movie "Swingers," which he wrote and starred in, was basically a bible to me back in my younger days. I still watch it once in a while for inspiration. If you're a dude tryna get with the honies, watch "Swingers."

He then went on to direct the first two "Iron-Man" movies. "Swingers" was basically done on almost no budget, and "Iron-Man," of course, is a huge tentpole flick. Clearly, the dude is immensely talented.

Plus he played Monica's boyfriend on "Friends" for a little bit way back when.

His new movie is called "Chef" and it's really Favreau going back to his smaller, "Swingers"-like roots. With a more famous cast, mind you. Scarlett Jo, Dustin Hoffman, and Sofia Vergara are in it.

Favreau wrote, directed, and starred in this as well.

He plays a chef who doesn't want to follow the routine, boring menu his restaurant's owner tells him to cook, so he strikes out on his own and starts a food truck.

"Chef" is a charming movie to watch. The relationship b/w Favreau and his son are key to the movie. It's a loving, affectionate relationship that isn't always perfect. Who can't relate to that??

You might be thinking "cooking in a movie?" But, for the most part, it works here.

The movie is heartwarming and a bit touching. Like I said, it's nice to see Favreau go back to indie-like filmmaking. It's not great, mind you, but it's a cute little movie. Enjoy!