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Love, Charlie: The Rise and Fall of Chef Charlie Trotter

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Jan 01, 2030

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United States of America, Canada

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Greenwich Entertainment

About the film

In the 2000s, chef Charlie Trotter was the toast of Chicago, his eponymous restaurant one of the world’s top fine-dining destinations. A gastronomic revolutionary and a culinary bad-boy, Trotter paved the way for the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Gordon Ramsay, yet his tempestuous, competitive nature alienated many. With never-before-seen archival material and new interviews with those who loved and loathed Trotter—who died from a stroke in 2013 at age 54—this absorbing, unvarnished profile chronicles the passions of a master chef and the consequences of pursuing perfection at all costs.




1h 36m




Rebecca Halpern


Renee Frigo


Rebecca Halpern


Gabriel Britz, Brian Reitzell, Will Basanta, Daniel Algarin, Rod Hassler


Grant Achatz, Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse

Awards & recognition

Seattle International Film Festival

2022 Official Selection

Florida Film Festival

2022 Official Selection

Chicago International Film Festival

2021 Best of Fest

Chicago International Film Festival

World Premiere October 2021

Our take

A must see for anyone that has every worked in the restaurant industry. If you're a chef, sommelier or restaurant owner, contact us about how to show the film in your restaurant or with your team.

What people are saying

One of the best documentaries of the year.

Richard Roeper

Chicago Sun Times

The first successful documentary about a high-flying Chicago chef.

Michael Phillips

Chicago Tribune

Charlie Trotter film blends the sweet and salty.

Monica Eng


A film that isn't afraid of contradictions.

Michael Phillips

Chicago Tribune

Solidly researched, well-photographed, crisply edited.

Richard Roeper

Chicago Sun Times

The godfather of food porn.

Rebecca Halpern


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