Walt Disney’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a drama comedy film directed by Lasse Hollström from the screenplay of Steven Knight. It is a film adaptation based on Richard C. Morais’ book of the same name. It opens in U.S. theaters on Aug. 8, 2014. The cast members include: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Om Puri, Farzana Dua Elahe, Aria Pandya, Amit Shah, Dillon Mitra, Clement Sibony, Juhi Chawla, Michel Blanc, Alban Aumard, Vincent Elbaz, Antoine Blanquefort and Shuna Lemoine. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “The Hundred-Foot Journey” synopsis and review.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Synopsis:
The Kadam family left Mumbai to lead a peaceful life in the south of France. Papa (Puri), the patriarch, opened an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. Just when they thought they are already free from the chaos back home, the family soon found themselves in a cuisine war with Madame Mallory (Mirren), owner of the Michelin-starred Le Saule Plereur. Mallory is a widow and is an advocate of Gallic tradition.
Hassam (Dayal), Papa’s son and a good cook, soon falls for Mallory’s sous chef, Marguerite (Le Bon). Marguerite introduces Hassam to French cuisine. Tension begins to unfold between Mallory and Papa by filing silly protests to the mayor. Then a group of thugs almost burn the Maison Mumbai into ashes. This incident leads to unity between Mallory and the Kadams. Mallory soon realizes not only how good of a cook Hassam is, but he can also be the missing ingredient in her awaited second Michelin star.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Review:
Justin Chang of Variety noted in his review how two different cultures can peacefully coexist.
“It contrasts the heat and intensity of Indian cooking with the elegance and refinement of French haute cuisine, then balances the two with a feel-good lesson in ethnic harmony,” wrote Chang in Variety.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter’s Sheri Linden wrote a short but sweet review about the film: “Chicken tikka masala for the soul.”
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