Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain

Roll the Credits: Thoughts on Roadrunner and Anthony Bourdain

One moment from Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain stood out more than any other. Maybe it stood out for you, too. And it wasn’t a moment I want to remember.

Bourdain is in Hong Kong, speaking to a pair of Iranian refugees at dinner. Tony opens up by asking, “What is your hope?”

The man pauses briefly before saying, “To be honest, I—um—I’m not a big fan of hope.” But before he could finish, Tony interrupts him. He and the camera crew wanted to reposition to get a better shot.

I cringed at the moment.