Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

An intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon. This unflinching look at Anthony Bourdain reverberates with his presence, in his own voice and in the way he indelibly impacted the world around him.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Documentaries
  • Stars: Anthony Bourdain, Nancy Bourdain, Joel Rose, Karen Rinaldi, Kim Witherspoon, Philippe Lajaunie, Tracey Westmoreland, Lydia Tenaglia, Christopher Collins, Eric Ripert, Chris Bourdain, Ottavia Bourdain, David Chang, Tom Vitale, Morgan Fallon, Helen M. Cho, Diane Schutz, Zach Zamboni, Michael Steed, Doug Quint, Joshua Homme, David Choe, Alison Mosshart, Iggy Pop, Asia Argento, John Lurie, Christopher Doyle
  • Director: Morgan Neville
  • michigan_football - 19 February 2024
    Inspiring story, but be careful what you wish for.
    I can't say I ever really followed Bourdains shows, but was aware he had made an impact, just never realized what a legend he was. I found his life story not only really interesting, but inspiring. A true underdog who took risks and was rewarded beyond his imagination.

    With that said, he obviously was a troubled man from a young age, and that followed him his entire life... I'm glad the documentary doesn't shy aware from the dark aspects of his life, but admittedly it is tough to reconcile. The documentary asks existential questions that have no answers, and therefore makes you think about your own life, how to live and ultimately is proof that the grass is not always greener. If I had to sum it up, what is the price to paid to live that life of constant action and chasing the next goal post... What toll does Fame and fortune take on ones soul?

    One of the quotes from the film that resonated deeply was about a curse living in between two worlds, never feeling home or safe: " there's No better feeling than coming home, and no better feeling than leaving home..." I believe he as an adventurer helped open peoples eyes to the world out there and how to experience it, but as a man he can help people appreciate their own lives, however mundane or seemingly uninteresting and not to take what and who they have for granted...

  • PNEPmac22 - 31 July 2022
    Folks, Travel Can Kill You
    Heroin addict. Alcoholic. Writer. Traveler. Wandering romantic. Wildly intellectual. The only thing we didn't see was a troubled mind. You don't travel 250 days in a year and think it will be a tonic to your soul.