Three years after the suicide of Anthony Bourdain he’s brought back to life in Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. As a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain, let me assure you this documentary does not miss the mark. Bourdain wasn’t your typical television show host, he was someone his fans could relate to. He showed us the world and food like it had never been seen before. He connected with his fans, and we connected with him.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is just that, a documentary that gives you a better understanding of the chef, author, and traveler we all knew and loved thanks to his shows and books. The documentary gives you a few glimpses into Bourdain’s childhood, but mainly focuses on his adult life and career where he went from a line cook to publishing the book that made us all take notice. With quick looks into his childhood, the documentary mostly focuses on his adult life and career from when he went from a line cook to publishing the book that launched him into the public eye. If you’re looking for a food focused documentary, that is not what you’ll find.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain lets fans see glimpses into Bourdain’s life like never before. The amount of video footage they have of him is crazy, and really is a testament to his overly documented life. As a huge Anthony Bourdain fan the first part of the movie was difficult to watch, as it opens with Bourdain talking about his eventual death and how he wants it handled. That right there made me made some tears start to flow.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain is probably one of the best documentaries that I have seen. It’s beautifully scripted, you hear things right from Bourdain himself, and those he impacted. While Bourdain may be gone, his legacy will live on forever.