My parents divorced when I was on the brink of starting high school. I loved how Favreau, who also wrote Chef, showed that two people can be divorced and remain friends. That provides such a positive and healthy emotional environment for a child. It also shows great respect for the child's feelings in what could be a very disconcerting period in a youngster's life. I wished my parents had been that friendly after their divorce. It's a bit surreal when one parent is no longer in the house and gets to visit with you only on weekends. Trust me on that.
Chef is very good, a most satisfying and tasty comedy. Plus it has the most inspired use of cornstarch I've ever seen in a film that focuses on food.