The Hundred-Foot Journey

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Director Lasse Hallström does lovely work and Helen Mirren is always worth watching, but The Hundred-Foot Journey travels predictable ground already covered by countless feel-good dramedies.



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In "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant - the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award (R)-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments - until Hassan's passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory's enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing. (c) Disney

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Helen Mirren
as Madame Mallory
Manish Dayal
as Hassan Kadam
Om Puri
as Papa
Charlotte Le Bon
as Marguerite
Amit Shah
as Mansur
Dillon Mitra
as Mukhtar
Clement Sibony
as Jean-Pierre
Shuna Lemoine
as Mayor's Wife
Malcolm Granath
as Swedish Chef
Abhijit Buddhisagar
as Baleine Grise Porter
Rohan Chand
as Hassan (7 Years Old)
Laetitia DeFombelle
as Female Officer
Cedric Weber
as Officer
Piero Filippi
as Dog Walker
Robert Gailhard
as Mushroom Stall Holder
Matyelock Gibbs
as Lady Shepherd
Paul Daubeze
as Poultry Man
Joly Didier
as Monsieur Man
Max Rangotte
as Angry Man
Saachi Tiwari
as Young Aisha
Shaunak Parekh
as Young Mukhtar
Audrey Meschi
as Baleine Grise Cook
Christian Allieres
as Café Server
Chantal Filippi
as Dog Walker's Wife
Sanjay Sharma
as Mob Leader
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I enjoyed this film about a competition between an expensive French restaurant and a bargain-brand Indian restaurant - 100 feet from each other.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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Got to admit, got roped into this one. Wasn't one I would have chosen to watch. It is a good movie. The story about the Indian family moving to France and starting up a restaurant is good. Helen Mirren plays a horrible woman who works in a competing restaurant... But she comes nice by the end. There's also a bit of romance thrown in and some beautiful shots of the country, and of course, food. It did feel like an older persons movie, however. (And now I technically am an older person, it even seems too much that way for me). It's a nice movie, is what I mean. There is nothing in there that would offend or displease anyone, and thinking is optional too, although it does have its dramatic moments and a bit of tragedy too.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Not too spicy. Not too bland. Somewhat charming, but nothing special.

Julie B
Julie B

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A wonderfully executed and heartwarming film with good performances. However, there were still some issues I had with the film: the "artistic" use of natural light was about a subtle as a jar of garam masala -- even to the point of being distracting. And strangely, the racial tensions were not sufficiently developed and seemed to suddenly vanish as soon as the issue was employed as a disturbing plot point. (It seemed odd that racial issues could have been a substantial consideration for some almost-never-seen townsfolk, yet those issues merited almost no discussion in the two main romantic relationships or in the Parisian developments!) Despite its problems, the film is charming and well worth seeing.

Christian C
Christian C

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