The Hundred-Foot Journey is American comedy-drama film based on a novel The Hundred-Foot Journey written by Richard C. Morais. THassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal) and his family are displaced from their native India. They settle in a small French town to open a restaurant, but once the ice-queen proprietress of the French restaurant across the street, Madame Mallory (played by Helen Mirren), catches wind of it, she gives them hell.Wikipedia
The Hundred-Foot Journey Reviews
This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy.
The landscape shots are beautiful but nothing out of the ordinary. All this said, watch the movie for Puri, Mirren and some super food shots. It’s feel-good with not much of a soul. Much like cooking without dirtying your hands.
The Hundred-Foot Journey has a few ingredients that go into making a cracker of a dish -- two acting stalwarts who light up the screen with their mere presence, several gastronomically evocative shots, and beautiful locales.Unfortunately, it’s got the recipe all wrong.
It will be a pleasurable two hours — though lacking, cinematically, in a key ingredient that Hassan, in fact, knows a lot about:A little spice.
...is feel-good and entertaining, yet somewhat predictable.
Here is a film that is not apologetic about its obsession with aesthetics. If in cooking presentation is paramount then so be it in movie-making too.This film celebrates the art of looking good.
The only drawback is that while plot is sugary sweet and engaging, the narrative lacks drama.
...is not just about food. It serves more than that. Instead of being just another movie about food, it nourishes the craving of movie-lovers in an entertaining way. The movie emphasizes the fact that good food is served with emotional attachments.