Friday, April 3, 2015

Kids Off From School?...Here's A Great Movie For Them (And You)

By Chris Rossini

Many innocent kids have a nice long break from their compulsory indoctrination camps. What a great opportunity to breathe some entrepreneurial spirit into their minds.

The kids finally get a break from having to recite their daily government prayers (Pledge of Allegiance) and from listening to how FDR saved America, and how the armies of bureaucrats protect us from the businessman.

The movie "Chef" by the fantastic actor/director Jon Favreau comes to the rescue:

This film portrays the entrepreneurial spirit with near perfection. It's loaded with valuable lessons that kids will never (ever) learn in the indoctrination camps:
  • It shows the importance of identifying your calling. 
  • After you've identified it, you let nothing (even unemployment) stand in the way of letting your calling unfold
  • The film shows that when you follow your calling, other like-minded individuals will gravitate to you.
  • The film shows that money is not the driving force when it comes to your calling. Money, and the desire for its acquisition, is not condemned in the movie either, which is refreshing.
  • Chef has lessons on the division of labor, and trading your production for the production of others.
  • Chef shows the extreme value of the capitalist, and how prior savings by the capitalist assist in the creation of new ventures.
  • The movie shuns the indoctrination camps, and promotes working at a young age by getting your hands dirty.
  • The movie clearly displays that your calling must cater to the consumer. It's not something that exists in a vacuum, but must always have the end customer in mind.
The State is absent in this film. There's only one quick appearance by a police officer (played by comedian Russell Peters) and the officer is portrayed as a real doofus. 

Jon Favreau is a very good friend of Vince Vaughn (who is a big Ron Paul admirer). I have little doubt that Vince may have had a hand in this. The movie Chef, in a sea of Hollywood propaganda, sticks out like a sore thumb. 

Buy it, rent it, stream it...(it's on Netflix right now). Plant the seed of entrepreneurship into your kids' minds. It'll counter the tar and steamroller that the government has planned for them.

**Note: There are a few instances where some foul language is used in the movie. I don't want to recommend to kids without disclosing that.


  1. Just put it in the Netflix queue.

  2. Just got it from the Pirate Bay, looks like a great movie!

  3. Thanks for the recommendation. My kids are too young for this but it looks great for my wife and me. I've been a big fan of Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn since "Swingers" came out in the mid 90s. When I first found out about Vince Vaughn being a RP supporter I was thrilled.

  4. "Chef" is a completely enjoyable flick. I gave it 4/5 stars on Netflix after viewing it. Very few movies, in my opinion, deserve a 'really liked it' rating. The soundtrack is fantastic as well.

  5. We just watched it and it's great. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Chris - thanks for the movie recommendation. Chef was the best movie I've seen in a long time. Great for all ages. A story about building something you love and can share with those close to you and then getting so good at it that other people will pay to enjoy a part of what has been created. Thoroughly enjoyable!

  7. Great movie. Word on the Internet is that it's a self-biographical metaphor for the Favreau's Hollywood career.

    AND I learned that after all this time, I've been making grilled cheeses the wrong way!

  8. This movie has an "R" the content ok for kids to watch?

    1. I did note at the bottom of the post that there is some occasional foul language. If that's an issue, then it may not be for the really young ones.

  9. You say occasional foul language? Try again...this movie is littered with F-bombs and then there are the coarse references to sex all over the place. I would say that is the reason for the "R" rating..

    That said it is a good movie, I just think the reviewer should be more realistic about the language when encouraging people to watch it with their kids.

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