The Kitchen film officially released in United Kingdom on January 12, 2024 and made it on Netflix release on January 19, 2024. This dystopian Sci-Fi drama is surely the future of people living in today’s world. The screen time of this movie is around 1 hour 47 minutes.
Story: The story is set in future where the divide between the rich and poor is extreme. The poor lives in a secluded area called The Kitchen whereas the rich lives a lavish lifestyle in other places. Here, we see that how thousands of people living in small houses without having proper basic amenities. As there are scenes in the movie, where you see the water cut. Another scene, where we see around a dozen people waiting outside the common bathroom. These people living in Kitchen is 24×7 monitored by police by drones. So, the future is bleak for poor and living a normal life is itself a struggle without enough foods. Here we see, Kane Robinson aka Izi lives a lonely life where no one is there to look after him in The Kitchen. Over the years, he upgraded and get a room atleast for himself in Kitchen. One day, 12-year-old boy Jedaiah Bannerman aka Benji lost his mother and on the funeral day he finds Izi at the funeral. So, in the movie, we see how Izi builds a bonding with another lonely boy Benji. So, the whole movie revolves around these two characters and their hardships.
This film also features, Ian Wright aka Lord Kitchener, BackRoad Gee aka Kamale, Hope Ikpoku Jr aka Staples and many others.
The early reviews of The Kitchen movie is out now and they are highly positive in a range of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. This film has been rated with 4.9 stars out of 10 stars on IMDB and around 89 percent out of 100 on RottenTomatoes.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: I know I am watching a Sci-Fi film but everything that has been shown looks real to me. As, if we are heading towards the same sort of future, in another 40 to 50 years. The story is so strong that you feel to get connected instantly. I personally loved the director’s vision how he showcases the hardships of a common poor person, who don’t have a home or basic amenities to fulfill their needs. The film is very emotional and it has its own charm. The characters were so real that you feel that you are living with them in The Kitchen. By watching this film, I feel we are so blessed to have food, water, shelter, home and friends. Here, we see that almost every single person is alone and has nobody to cry for. The screenplay is good and I feel this film is a proper cinematic marvel and can be enjoyed in a much better way in theaters rather than OTT. The production team has made the visuals look thought provoking. Every single scene and shot is so rich that you start noticing one after another. I liked a particular scene, where Izi is in the bathroom and having a flurry of emails and messages displayed on the mirror in a virtual way. The concept is good and the presentation is well enough for applaud. The director has done a commendable job here. I think, the directors just want to make us realize how the people living in a society will be in another 50 years on earth. The movie is like watching a horror film without seeing a ghost.
Debutant directors Kibwe Tavares and Daniel Kaluuya have made this film. This film have been written by Daniel and Joe Murtagh. It have been produced by Daniel Emmerson and Daniel Kaluuya. The cinematography has been done by Wyatt Garfield. The editing work have been handled well by Christian Sandino- Taylor and Maya Maffioli. The musical score given by Labrinth and Alex Baranowski.
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The Kitchen Film budget hasn’t been revealed by the makers but it could reportedly be around USD 50 million ( INR 415 crores).
Altogether, I must recommend you to watch The Kitchen without cooking anything.
Last Word: Watch it for the Story, Screenplay and direction. Benji and Izi both of you played well!
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: The Kitchen Film Review- (3.5 stars out of 5 stars).