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Plot: An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Anthony Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.
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ROADRUNNER shines a light on fast life, tragic death of Anthony Bourdain
“ROADRUNNER: A Film About Anthony Bourdain,” directed by Oscar-winner Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom”), shines a light on the fast life and tragic death by suicide in 2018 of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. The documentary accomplishes this using archival footage from Bourdain’s hit television shows, “No Reservations,” “Parts Unknown,” “The Layover,” “A Cook’s Tour,” along with interviews with him beginning in 1999 as he began writing his best selling book, “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly.” The film also includes interviews with various Bourdain family, friends and work colleagues. The grief of his loss is still very raw, evidence of this shown through the interviews in the documentary, leaving the audience with many theories and unanswered questions as to why Anthony Bourdain chose to commit suicide. Much like Bourdain was in life, the film never stops moving, taking you along for the accelerated journey of a man who was inventive, tempestuous, extraordinary, and deeply flawed.
Kinetic but somewhat flawed analysis of an outstanding foodie
As someone who loves great food and travel, I’ve always been interested in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s unique perspectives on global cuisine. I truly could not believe it when it was reported that he committed suicide in 2018-it happened so suddenly, and just felt like a nearly personal tragedy to those of us who appreciated his wisdom. This documentary is able to provide a sensitive portrait of Bourdain’s life, but it sometimes feels a bit less than the sum of its parts.
After a brief introduction, the documentary begins to discuss Bourdain’s initial upbringing and accession to culinary prominence, including the popular book “Kitchen Confidential.” From there, attention is then paid to his frequent world travels, although much of the rest of the film is not really chronological. Bourdain spent a large chunk of his time traveling, and his understanding of the world and its rich cuisines are liminal parts of his worldview. This footage-juxtaposed with relevant interviews compiled by Neville in the wake of Bourdain’s tragic death-is generally well-edited and impactful. The cinematography is generally very strong, and the film’s pacing is quite brisk. Viewers are able to empathize with Bourdain as well as the extreme sense of loss and grief felt by those who were very close to him. As a result, the emotional connection with a deep understanding of Bourdain’s romantic worldview and affinity for great cuisine and travels make the film generally worthwhile viewing for those with a high degree of interest in its subject. However, “Roadrunner” does have some notable flaws. The documentary sometimes suffers from a lack of cohesion between certain segments, and some portions almost feel a bit incomplete. Other snippets of the film don’t directly relate to key details of Bourdain’s personality or career, and thus feel that they could have been left on the cutting room floor. The other key concern with the film is the (unnecessarily) significant amount of emphasis on Bourdain’s third girlfriend, who is portrayed in an extremely negative light, complete with sometimes-bleak-sounding music playing. Given the depth of Bourdain’s mental anguish at this time and the difficulties anyone-even the most loving partner-would have had in helping someone that hurt, this seems improper and a bit outlandish. It also doesn’t really change much of how the audience directly perceives of Bourdain himself by watching the documentary, who we understand as brilliant at his craft yet deeply and tragically troubled. Yet the stronger elements of this film promise to keep Bourdain’s legacy alive, even in the face of the tragedy of his loss. 6.5/10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Director Morgan Neville
Actors Anthony Bourdain, Ottavia Bourdain, David Chang
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 5 nominations
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Sound Mix Dolby Digital
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