I attended an advanced screening of this movie for my review. All opinions are my own.
“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
I have very excited to see The Hundred-Foot Journey. I love shows about food and it had Helen Mirren in it. These two reasons were enough for me. I really liked The Hundred-Foot Journey.
The acting in the movie was great. Helen Mirren and Om Puri were amazing together. They both showed the passion that their characters have for food, competition, and family. The rest of the cast was great as well, especially newcomers Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon. I thought they had great chemistry together.
I loved how this movie was filmed. Not only were the characters a main focus but the food was as well. I got hungry during this movie because the different foods look amazing on the screen. I love how chefs can make food so beautiful. I recommend not going to this movie hungry.
Although this movie is PG, I am not sure I would call it a kid movie. There is nothing questionable in it, I just imagine little kids having a hard time sitting through this. I think that this would be great for older kids and parents. It would be a great date night movie.
I loved The Hundred-Foot Journey and would definitely watch it again!