Social media plays a huge part in a film that debuted last week at the Tribeca Film Festival and received the audience choice award for Best Narrative. A huge part IN the film, not in the promoting of the film, although that aspect likely exists too. What I’m trying to say is, social media was a huge component in the movie “Chef”.
With a bunch of big-name actors (Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Dustin Hoffman, Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, etc.), the story goes like this: A chef receives a bad review from a food critic and responds via Twitter and has a meltdown that goes viral on YouTube. Then he starts a food truck business which he advertises through Twitter, Vine, Instagram and Facebook.
This film displays the power of social media, how it can be dangerous and how it can be a salvation. It’s up to you how you use it. Watch this 3-minute clip to get an idea of how Twitter plays a part in the storyline:
Social media has become a huge mainstay in our everyday lives, so it makes sense that we’ll begin to see it more and more in books and movies.
— TribecaFilm Festival (@TribecaFilmFest) April 27, 2014
— Chef The Film (@ChefTheFilm) April 27, 2014
Will you see this movie when it comes out nationwide on May 9?