12 user 9 critic

Cuisine américaine (1998)

an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply ... See full summary »


Jean-Yves Pitoun


Learn more

More Like This 

Drawing Flies (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A young man, with the help of his unsuspecting roommates, hikes through the Canadian wilderness in search of Sasquatch.

Directors: Matthew Gissing, Malcolm Ingram
Stars: Jason Lee, Renée Humphrey, Jason Mewes
Mumford (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will... See full summary »

Director: Doug Ellin
Stars: David Schwimmer, Jason Lee, Mili Avital
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A high school outcast new to town becomes friends with a violent loner still haunted by the death of his parents.

Director: Vincent Pereira
Stars: Eion Bailey, Robert DiPatri, Joseph Cassese
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A middle-class man turns to a life of crime in order to finance his niece's first year at Harvard University.

Director: Bruce McCulloch
Stars: Jason Lee, Tom Green, Leslie Mann
Tell (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worse when he discovers that stealing the money ... See full summary »

Director: J.M.R. Luna
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Katee Sackhoff, Jason Lee
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The film follows fictional movie star Gray Evans through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds... See full summary »

Director: Adam Goldberg
Stars: Marisa Coughlan, Judy Greer, Shalom Harlow
Victory (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Peploe
Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Irène Jacob
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.

Director: Michael Philip
Stars: Jason Lee, Crispin Glover, Burton Gilliam
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.

Director: George Gallo
Stars: Selma Blair, Amy Smart, Kevin Pollak


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Loren Collins
Eddy Mitchell ... Louis Boyer
Irène Jacob ... Gabrielle Boyer
Isabelle Petit-Jacques Isabelle Petit-Jacques ... Carole
Sylvie Loeillet Sylvie Loeillet ... Suzanne
Thibault de Montalembert Thibault de Montalembert ... Vincent
Anthony Valentine ... Wellington
Michel Muller ... Tax Inspector
Isabelle Leprince Isabelle Leprince ... Agnes
Laurent Gendron Laurent Gendron ... Bruno
Gérard Chaillou Gérard Chaillou ... Roger
Lyès Salem ... Karim
Linda Powell ... Miller
Skipp Sudduth ... Wicks
David Gabison David Gabison ... Fredet


an aspiring master-chef on a US military vessel is dishonorably discharged/quits his post and and instead feeeloling sorry for himself, uses the oppotunity to go to Paris, France and apply as a trainee at his hero's restaurant (this hero is an internationally known book-writing master chef and it is his book/s which inspired him to become a chef) the movie is about a young man's professional struggle to become better at his trade/profession. Written by GreenDeliveries.info tal dror

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »





French | English

Release Date:

21 October 1998 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

American Cuisine See more »

Filming Locations:

Dijon, Côte-d'Or, France See more »


Box Office


FRF 43,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Rather than resort to dubbing or subtitling for release to other countries, the actors recorded lines in both French and English. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was shoot in English and French simultaneously. In the French version Jason Lee recited his dialogues in French when he arrive to France, and just few of his lines were keep in English. The rest of the French cast spoke in French with just a few lines in English. In the English version Jason Lee spoke always in English with just a few lines and words in French. Eddy Mitchell, Irène Jacob, Isabelle Petit-Jacques and Sylvie Loeillet did alternate takes in English. A few takes were kept with the actors speaking on their native languages and later dubbed in French or English. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A simple treat
5 January 2006 | by monalysaSee all my reviews

I happened to catch this movie on French TV one night. It may not be perfect, but as an American living in France, I found that it really captured a lot of the feel of loving another culture, and trying to adapt to it, hard as that can be. I thought it was awesome that everyone spoke French and English - no dubbing, no voice-overs, no copping out and relying on subtitles. Props to them all. No, this is not a movie that's going to make the IMDb 250, but if you like cooking, France, travel, or just connecting with people (not to mention the thought of a bilingual Jason Lee), this is definitely a treat worth tasting.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed