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“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a film that demands that you take it seriously. With its feel-good themes of multicultural understanding, it is about Something Important. It even comes with the stamp of approval from titanic tastemakers Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg , who both serve as producers. What more convincing could you possibly need?

There’s something familiar about the treacly and sanctimonious way this film is being packaged. It reeks of late-‘90s/early ‘00s Miramax fare: films with tasteful yet ubiquitous ad campaigns and unabashed Oscar aspirations which suggested that seeing them (and, more importantly, voting for them) would make you a better person. Films like “The Cider House Rules,” “Chocolat” and “The Shipping News.” Films by Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom.

Hallstrom just happens to be the director here, as well, and the similarities to “Chocolat” are inescapable. Stop me if think you’ve heard this one before: A family moves into a quaint but closed-minded French village and shakes things up with an enticing array of culinary delicacies. This new enterprise happens to sit across the street from a conservative and revered building that’s a town treasure. But the food in question isn’t a bon bon this time—rather, the movie is the bon bon itself.

But despite being handsomely crafted, well acted and even sufficiently enjoyable, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is also conventional and predictable. And for a film that’s all about opening up your senses and sampling spicy, exotic tastes, this comic drama is entirely too safe and even a little bland.

What livens things up, though, is the interplay between Helen Mirren and Om Puri as battling restaurant owners operating across the street from each other—100 feet away from each other, to be exact, a short but fraught trip that various characters take for various reasons. Watching these veteran actors stoop to sabotage each other provides a consistent source of laughs. She’s all sharp angles, piercing looks and biting quips; he’s all round joviality, boisterous blasts and warmhearted optimism. The contrast between the British Oscar-winner and the Indian acting legend offers the only tension in this otherwise soft and gooey dish—that is, until the film goes all soft and gooey, too.

Mirren stars as Madame Mallory, owner of Le Saule Pleurer (The Weeping Willow), an elegant and expensive French restaurant that’s the winner of a prestigious Michelin star. But one star isn’t enough for the coldly driven Mme. Mallory—she wants another, and then another.

But her bloodless quest for gourmet grandeur is interrupted by the arrival across the street of an Indian family: the Kadams, who’ve been wandering around Europe ever since their beloved restaurant back home burned down during political rioting. When the brakes on their car malfunction on a treacherous stretch of spectacular countryside, Papa (Puri) insists it’s a sign from his late wife and decides to open a new eatery in the charming town at the bottom of the hill.

Never mind that one of the most celebrated restaurants in all of France is sitting right across the street from the empty building he rents. Never mind that they are in an insular part of the country where the residents probably don’t even know what Indian cuisine is, much less like it, as his children point out. He has faith in his food—and in his son, Hassan ( Manish Dayal ), a brilliant, young chef.

Just as Papa and Mme. Mallory strike up a sparky rivalry, Hassan enjoys a flirtatious relationship with French sous chef Marguerite ( Charlotte Le Bon , who played an early model and muse in the recent “Yves Saint Laurent” biopic). The script from Steven Wright (who also wrote the far trickier “ Locke ” from earlier this year, as well as “ Dirty Pretty Things ” and “ Eastern Promises ”) is full of such tidy parallels, as well as trite and overly simplistic proclamations about how food inspires memories. Dayal and Le Bon do look lovely together, though, and share a light, enjoyable chemistry.

Then again, it all looks lovely—both the French and Indian dishes as well as the lush, rolling surroundings, which we see through all four seasons; the work of cinematographer Linus Sandgren , who recently shot “American Hustle.” This sweetly pleasing combination of ingredients would have been perfectly suitable if the film didn’t take a wild and needless detour in the third act. That’s when it becomes an even less interesting movie than it already was, in spite of its loftier aspirations.

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  • Lasse Hallström
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  • Richard C. Morais

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The Hundred-Foot Journey  tells the story of Hassan Kadam, who at an early age discovers he has a nose for good food and a passion for cooking. Young Hassan (Manish Dayal) and his family experience personal tragedy as a result of political strife within India, forcing them to flee their home country. The Kadams (with a little push from fate) eventually wind up settling down in the French countryside, where their patriarch "Papa" (Om Puri) decides to buy a dilapidated piece of property and restart the family's restaurant business.

Problem is, across the road from the Kadams' new home (one hundred feet away, to be exact) is one of the more prestigious French restaurants in the country - a well-oiled machine run by the hard-working proprietress Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). At first the two establishments go to war, but over time the ice begins to thaw between them - especially as Ms. Mallory comes to realize that Hassan's unusual appreciation for Indian and French cuisine means he possesses all the more potential to become a great chef.

Hundred-Foot Journey  is a film adaptation of the novel written by Richard C. Morais, which features powerhouses Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey serving as producers and Steven Knight ( Locke ) on screenwriting duties. The cultural clash drama/comedy setup touches upon issues concerning racial/class-based tensions and related problems in Europe, but unlike the gritty social realism drama/thrillers that Knight has written in the past (see:  Dirty Pretty Things ,  Eastern Promises , etc.)  Hundred-Foot Journey  adds a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down easier.

On the whole, Hundred-Foot Journey  tends to be quite predictable and lacking in subtly when it comes to presenting its themes; at the same time, though, it's cleanly-structured (thanks to Knight's neat and tidy compression of the source material) and, overall, the film works as charming and generally light-hearted entertainment that's appropriate for a family audience. Part of the credit for that also goes to director Lasse Hallström ( Chocolat , Salmon Fishing in the Yemen ), who delivers a mix of drama, comedy, and romance that is on the whole pleasant, well-paced, and perfectly handsome, visually-speaking.

Hallström and his director of photography Linus Sandgren ( American Hustle ) fill just about every frame of Hundred-Foot Journey with either a sunlight-bathed backdrop and/or a lovely snapshot of the locations in France where the movie was filmed; the film's use of old-fashioned editing transitions between scenes (ex. curtain wipes) only adds to the good feelings. The only problem is that such technical elements don't really bring out any deeper meaning in the story, so by the end, Hundred-Foot Journey feels closer to being a pretty postcard instead of a rich painting.

Helen Mirren is the most recognizable star in Hundred-Foot Journey (and thus, she's been featured heavily in the film's marketing), but in a refreshing twist the story is not just about Hassan - it's also very much told from his perspective. Manish Dayal brings a nice blend of wide-eyed innocence, determination, and vulnerability to the character with his performance, making Hassan's journey enjoyable to watch (even though you'll know ahead of time  exactly where it's headed).

Similarly, Charlotte Le Bon as Marguerite - an up and coming chef who works for M. Mallory and befriends Hassan early on - has an easy-going chemistry with Dayal and is given just enough meaty script material to allow the character to feel like more than a run of the mill romantic interest. The relationship between Mirren and Dayal's characters feels authentic and helps to drive the plot forward, but Le Bon and Dayal's spiritual connection is what forms the beating "heart" of Hundred-Foot Journey .

Mirren's storyline in Hundred-Foot Journey revolve largely around her evolving relationship with Om Puri as Hassan's father; the pair might even spend more screen time together with one another than with Dayal, for that matter. Either way, Mirren and Puri help to ground their characters and bring more humanity to two people who could've easily come off more as cultural stereotypes (the uptight French woman and outspoken Indian father, respectively). Again, many a filmgoer will be able to spot the final destination of their subplot well before it gets there, but the actors make the trip worth taking anyway.

That's Hundred-Foot Journey , is a nutshell: quite fluffy and conventional, yet perfectly easy to sit back and enjoy thanks to the solid direction, affable performances from the cast, and a rousing original score by Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman ( Slumdog Millionaire ). Which is to say,  The Hundred-Foot Journey is a by the numbers, yet charming, handsome, and well-acted dramedy that the whole family can enjoy. Those who are in the mood to watch a foodie movie that's easy on the eyes and offers just about something for everyone (well, excerpt for little kids, that is), might want to consider giving this one a look at some point.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is now playing in U.S. theaters. It is 122 minutes long and is Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey is a culinary culture-clash comedy enlivened by fiery performances from Helen Mirren and Om Puri but which, like so many other Lasse Hallström films, slowly turns to gloop the longer it lasts.

Puri is as funny here as he was in East Is East and My Son the Fanatic. He plays the patriarch of an Indian family which has moved to Europe after their restaurant in Mumbai is destroyed in a riot. His wife has died in the fire. The family first set up home in West London but quickly decide that the "vegetables have no soul".

When their rickety old van breaks down in an idyllic village in the south of France, Papa (Puri) decides this is a sign that the family should open an Indian restaurant there. The hitch is that their premises are bang opposite the Michelin-starred restaurant run by the imperious Madame Mallory (Mirren).

It is a pleasure to watch two such accomplished scene-stealers as Mirren and Puri vying with each other on screen. After a while, we even get used to Mirren's 'Allo 'Allo-style French accent.

Papa's son Hassan (Manish Dayal) is a genius in the kitchen who eventually masters French cuisine and falls in love with the beautiful French chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon).

Hallström shoots the movie in his usual picture-postcard fashion, throwing in shots of gorgeous French landscapes and plenty of fetishistic close- ups of the food. The charm of the early scenes is undermined by the mushiness and predictability with which the rest of the film unfolds.

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Owning a successful restaurant in Bombay, the Kadam family seems to enjoy a rather lucrative existence. But when tragedy strikes, causing the family to lose both the restaurant and its matriarch, Papa Kadam (Om Puri) relocates his family to London. But the glum weather soon drives them away from England, at least that’s the excuse the family tells Customs officers as they travel through Europe looking for a new home. Breaking down in the French countryside, they stumble upon the small town Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val and are assisted by a lovely young ingénue, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Papa finds an abandoned restaurant property and decides that the family is meant to set up shop in this village. Only, the rural folk already have a restaurant at their disposal, an esteemed establishment that happens to have a Michelin star and is run by the imperious Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). Undeterred by these seeming odds, Papa is confident that the incredible culinary talents of his son, Hassan (Manish Dayal) will drive the success of an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. But the Kadam family underestimates just how much Madame Mallory doesn’t want them there.

There was a time when Hallstrom was an intriguing name in the cinematic realm, though you’d have to scroll back to his work in the 1990s to see real evidence of this. Lately, he seems to routinely guide us through whatever sludge he’s taken a handsome paycheck to helm, and The Hundred-Foot Journey feels like a safe bet of a film, reaching only for a wan pleasantry.

Helen Mirren, as usual, is enjoyable to watch, though a transformation as competitive ice-queen to an unlikely love interest for Om Puri is rather improbable, at least how it rather disruptively unfolds here. The developing romance between Manish Dayal, forced to contend with a character arc that’s tepid and devoid of emotion, and Charlotte Le Bon, who has a rather bird-like Winona Ryder screen presence, is inevitably used for obvious finale effect.

As politely charming as its main players tend to be, the film proves to be stiffly resistant to dealing with serious issues and fleshing out supporting characters. What happens to that pesky, graffiti prone racist played so sullenly by Clement Sibony, whose antics cause serious physical harm and property damage? Sternly and irrevocably dismissed by Dame Helen he is. And then you might miss the fact that it’s Michel Blanc starring as the mayor, a notable French actor who has appeared in a variety of important works, including some great titles from Bertrand Blier and Patrice Leconte.

A.R. Rahman’s sorely abused score stands out as more of a presence than many of the film’s shushed characters, supplying a steady stream of exotic, phantom wisps of sound every time Hallstrom wishes to establish a wistful mysticism around Hassan’s magical culinary gifts.

It’s a typical and almost taken-for-granted use of music in a film featuring Indian characters made for white or Euro audiences, it seems, so it’s no surprise that among Rahman’s extensive credits as composer to note that he also worked on Slumdog Millionaire (2008). But for all the aspects of The Hundred-Foot Journey (speaking of which, the hundred feet between the restaurant properties seems a miscalculated distance) that one could possibly bemoan, this is at least a painless tonic compared to the horrendously awful output of late from Hallstrom, including the likes of Safe Haven (2013) and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011). If films about the culinary arts revolved around the same strictures to obtain something like a Michelin star rating, The Hundred-Foot Journey would always and forever be a big fat zero.

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Film Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

Lasse Hallstrom returns to 'Chocolat' territory with this overlong serving of cinematic comfort food.

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Beef bourguignon or tandoori goat? Career success or family loyalty? You can actually have it all, according to “ The Hundred-Foot Journey ,” a culture-clash dramedy that presents itself as the most soothing brand of cinematic comfort food. As such, this genteel, overlong adaptation of Richard C. Morais’ 2010 novel about two rival restaurants operating in a sleepy French village is not without its pleasures — a high-energy score by A.R. Rahman, exquisite gastro-porn shot by Linus Sandgren, the winningly barbed chemistry of Helen Mirren and Om Puri — all prepared to exacting middlebrow specifications and ensured to go down as tastily and tastefully as possible. With the formidable backing of Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey (who produced with Juliet Blake), the DreamWorks concoction should cater to a broad array of arthouse appetites, particularly among those viewers who embraced the similar East-meets-West fusion cuisine of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”

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If this Old World foodie fairy tale feels like an odd fit for screenwriter Steven Knight — best known for his gritty London underworld thrillers, and coming off an unusually adventurous directing debut with “Locke” — it’s worth recalling that his scripts for the much edgier “Eastern Promises” and “Dirty Pretty Things” were directly concerned with the hostilities bred in and around specific immigrant communities. Still, with its cozy, crowd-pleasing temperament, the new film represents all-too-familiar territory for director Lasse Hallstrom, whose superficially similar “Chocolat” offered up a smug little parable about the triumph of sensual indulgence and liberal tolerance over stifling small-town conformity. The culture war examined in “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a bit less one-sided: 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.

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Fleeing a tragic uprising in their native Mumbai for a more idyllic life in Europe, the Kadam family, led by their proudly outspoken Papa (Puri), decide to open an Indian restaurant in the South of France. Alas, they soon find that they have merely abandoned one war zone for another, as their scrappy new Maison Mumbai, with its open-air seating and free-wandering chickens, is soon locked in a fierce competition with the classy Michelin-starred establishment located just 100 feet across the road. That restaurant, Le Saule Pleureur, is run by the widowed Madame Mallory (Mirren), an unyielding perfectionist and proud defender of Gallic tradition whose first glimpse of her brown-skinned neighbors prompts her to sniff, “Who are zees people?”

Zees people, little does she realize, include one of the most talented young cooks in Europe. That would be our protagonist, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal), who soon begins a sly flirtation with Le Saule Pleureur’s beautiful sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon); she in turn introduces him to the venerable tradition of French cooking, which he becomes determined to master. The tension between these two characters, sexual as well as professional, is something the film keeps on a low simmer behind the more fiery confrontations between Papa and Madame Mallory, neither of whom is afraid to resort to all manner of competitive sabotage — whether it means sneakily buying up all the crayfish at the farmers market, or filing complaints with the mayor (Michel Blanc), humorously depicted as something of a gourmand himself.

Amid all this fun but childish oneupsmanship, Knight and Hallstrom gently milk all the expected stereotypes for humor and conflict: The French are snobs with their hoity-toity manners and expensive food, and they’re deeply affronted by the thrifty, tacky Indians with their colorful clothes and loud music. France’s ugly history of racial aggression and unrest, particularly relevant at the present moment, briefly punctures the film’s placid surface when local thugs attack and nearly burn down Maison Mumbai. But rather than lighting a fuse, this trauma is what begins to unite the Kadams and Madame Mallory, who soon realizes that Hassan is not only an exceptional cook, especially when armed with his family’s prized spice box, but possibly the missing ingredient that could earn Le Saule Pleureur its second Michelin star.

And so “The Hundred-Foot Journey” becomes a story in which cultural opposites not only learn to coexist, but are in fact triumphantly and even romantically reconciled. It may be set in France, but really, it could be taking place in any movie-manufactured fantasyland where enemies become the best of friends, and an embittered old shrew turns out to have a heart of gold (and, as Papa appreciatively notes, looks rather fetching beneath the glow of computer-generated Bastille Day fireworks). Morais’ novel was described by the New York Times’ Ligaya Mishan as a hybrid of “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Ratatouille,” and Hallstrom seems to have taken that Hollywood formulation to heart: Like “Slumdog,” the film is an underdog story set to the infectious backbeat of Rahman’s music (fun fact: Knight created the original British version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”), and like “Ratatouille,” it brings us into an irresistible world of culinary sophistication and features gorgeous nighttime views of Paris, where Hassan eventually arrives in search of his destiny.

Where the film really overreaches is its attempt to reproduce “Ratatouille’s” glorious Proustian moment, that perfect bite of food that induces a heartbreaking recollection of childhood. This wannabe epiphany arrives deep into a draggy third act, during which the script and the handsome Dayal struggle to give Hassan some semblance of a conflicted inner life, but the character, much like his meteoric rise to the top ranks of international chefdom, remains something of a sketch. It’s the older, top-billed leads who manage the heavy lifting: Though she’s encumbered somewhat by her French accent, Mirren is superb at both projecting an air of hauteur and expressing the vulnerability beneath it, and she brings out a similar mix of pride and feeling in Puri’s Papa, an excellent sparring partner whose stubbornness and drive to succeed never come at the expense of his love for his family.

Shot on 35mm in luminous, sun-dappled tones in the French village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val (with some second-unit work in India), and handsomely appointed by production designer David Gropman and costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud, the film is also distinguished by its mouth-watering visual buffet, whether lingering on vats of steaming red curry or a perfectly plated pigeon with truffles. This is, no question, an easy picture to succumb to — perhaps too easy, if its tidy narrative symmetries and its belief in the socially redemptive power of pleasure are any indication. Scrumptious as it all is, it hurts to watch chefs so committed to excellence in a movie so content to settle for attractive mediocrity.

Reviewed at Disney Studios, Burbank, Calif., July 23, 2014. (In Locarno Film Festival — Piazza Grande.) MPAA Rating: PG. Running time: 122 MIN.

  • Production: A Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures release of a DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment presentation in association with Participant Media and Image Nation of an Amblin Entertainment/Harpo Films production. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake. Executive producers, Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini, Jeff Skoll, Jonathan King. Co-producers, Holly Bario, Raphael Benoliel.
  • Crew: Directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Screenplay, Steven Knight, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais. Camera (color, widescreen, 35mm), Linus Sandgren; editor, Andrew Mondshein; music, A.R. Rahman; music supervisor, E. Gedney Webb; production designer, David Gropman; supervising art directors, Karen Schulz Gropman, Alain Guffroy; set decorator, Sabine Delouvrier; costume designer, Pierre-Yves Gayraud; sound (Datasat/Dolby Digital), Jean-Marie Blondel; supervising sound editor, Michael Kirchberger; sound designers, Dave Paterson, Kirchberger; re-recording mixers, Michael Barry, Paterson; special effects supervisor, Philippe Hubin; special effects coordinator, Jean-Christophe Magnaud; visual effects supervisor, Brendan Taylor; visual effects producer, Mitchell Ferm; visual effects, Mavericks VFX, Mr. X, Lola VFX; stunt coordinator, Dominique Fouassier; assistant director, Mishka Cheyko; second unit camera, Hugues Espinasse; casting, Lucy Bevan.
  • With: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Amit Shah, Farzana Dua Elahe, Dillon Mitra, Aria Pandya, Michel Blanc. (English, French, Hindi dialogue)

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Director Lasse Hallström's new film The Hundred-Foot Journey which stars actors Helen Mirren , Om Puri , and Manish Dayal hit theaters last week, and the reviews aren't the kindest. Although the movie has a "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes , many critics found the film to be incredibly predictable and a little too bland. Most found the movie to be a "comfort food film" that wraps up a little to easily into a perfect little package. The majority agree, however, that the film is well acted and most enjoyed the film's visual beauty, especially the food porn . As with all food-centric films, brace for reviews loaded with food metaphors. Below, check out reviews of the Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg produced movie:

The Hello, Emotions News: Time's Richard Corliss enjoys the feel-good nature of the film: "[It's] a story that forges warm feelings between two generations of restaurant rivals, The Hundred-Foot Journey is on a mission to make you cry . Whether you oblige will depend on your fondness for, or immunity to, the gentler stereotypes of movie romance." [Time]

The Formulaic News: Entertainment Weekly's Chris Nashawaty finds much to like about the film but is not a fan of how conventional the plot is. He writes, "The battle unfolds with all the predictability of a train-station timetable … All of these by-the-numbers beats go down smoothly enough…It's soothing, easily digested comfort food. Which is to say it's the perfect recipe for a filmmaker like Hallström." [EW]

The Great News: The San Francisco Chronicle's Mick LaSalle finds that there is "nothing corny" about the movie. In fact, it "is one of those rare movies that gets better as it goes along . It unfolds, one incident into the next, in what feels like a methodical pace, until very soon everything about it feels lived in, and realized." [SF Gate]

The Too Perfect News: Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times liked the movie but writes that it all ties up too nicely: "Enjoyable as Hundered-Foot Journey can be, it's still possible to wish that its gloss was not quite so shiny , that the film had more of the messy juices of life to it." [LAT]

The Painful News: The Guardian's Tom Shone applauds the "swishy slo-mo" food shots and that's about it. In particular he hates the third act ("easily the most boring stretch of the film") which he writes "should have retitled itself The Slightly Longer Than Anticipated Journey , or It Looked a Lot Smaller On The Map." Two out of five stars. [Guardian]

The Food Looks Great News: The Wall Street Journal finds that while the movie is at time flawed, visually it's stunning: [The director] and his cinematographer, Linus Sandgren, certainly fulfill their first responsibility to this film—making the food look screen-siren glamorous . (Still, it doesn't seem fair to French cuisine that Indian dishes come in otherworldly colors.)" [WSJ]

The Seriously, the Food Looks Great News: Mark Jenkins files a review for the Washington Post in which he calls the film "merely amiable." The food porn is a different story: " The real stars, of course, are the food and the scenery , both bathed in celestial light. The Hundred-Foot Journey is basically a promo reel for small-town France and Gallo-Indian food fusion. Anyone who requires a more substantial meal should eat before heading to the theater." Two stars. [Washington Post]

The It Brought Out my Inner 'Foodie' News: Rolling Stone's Peter Travers writes, "The heavy plot sauce weighs down the movie. Mirren and Puri, two pros who know how to lift an audience over plot hurdles and turn a merely digestable diversion into a treat. Linus Sandgren's camera caresses the cuisine like an ecstatic lover. It brought out the foodie in me." Three-and-a-half out of four stars. [Rolling Stone]

The So-So News: Though Vulture's Bilge Ebiri calls the movie "a moving piece of food porn , he also finds that "the film never quite manages to make the various bits of obligatory poetry about food and passion sing. We get a lot of breathless proclamations that cooking is about soul…but there's a disconnect here , perhaps an intentional one." [Vulture]

The Really Bad News: New York Times movie critic A.O Scott has few kind words to say about the film. Quote" There is a lot of soft-core culinary montage in the movie…Words like 'cèpes,' 'garam masala,' 'écrevisses'and 'tandoor' are uttered with almost erotic intensity. And yet The Hundred-Foot Journey is likely neither to pique your appetite nor to sate it , leaving you in a dyspeptic limbo, stuffed with false sentiment and forced whimsy and starved for real delight." [NYT]

The Bland News: Sheri Linden of the Hollywood Reporter finds that the movie is great for when you don't want to think. Quote: With its picture-postcard setting and mouthwatering Indian and French delicacies, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a movie designed to comfort. Stimulating taste buds and little else…Fans of the source best-seller and seekers of non-challenging counterprogramming to summer's genre fare will savor the offering. But colorful locales and exotic spices can't hide its essential blandness ." [Hollywood Reporter]

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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery. The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

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  • Trivia Om Puri (Papa) was called "Papa" by the cast. He also moved out of the hotel they all stayed in so that he would have a place to cook for them.
  • Goofs When Hassan is first making the 5 main French sauces, he is is mixing egg yolks in a bowl and adding oil and something that looks like mustard. He is making mayonnaise, not one of the sauces. Hollandaise, the one sauce out of the five made with yolks, is made in a bowl over steaming water and adding clarified butter.

Madame Mallory : What is this flavor that is fighting against the chicken ?

Hassan : I added some spices for flavor to the sauce, and coriander for garnish and freshness.

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Hassan : Because, madam, maybe 200 years is long enough.

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DreamWorks has released the first trailer, poster, and images for the drama The Hundred-Foot Journey .  The story centers on the Kadam family, who set up an Indian restaurant in a small village in the south of France, and begin a rivalry with the nearby classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory ( Helen Mirren ).  However, this rivalry eventually turns into friendship as the two establishments begin to learn and appreciate the other's cuisine.  If the film looks like it's based on an Oprah -approved book, that's because it is.  She's producing the film along with Steven Spielberg , who previously worked with Winfrey on The Color Purple.  As for the film, it looks like it could be this year's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel , i.e. a nice movie for older people.

Hit the jump to check out The Hundred-Foot Journey trailer, poster, and images.  The film opens August 8th, and also stars Manish Dayal , Om Puri , and Charlotte Le Bon .

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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®-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. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.
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Rating: PG, for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality.

Helen Mirren stars as the uptight owner of an elegant restaurant in the south of France. Om Puri plays the boisterous patriarch who moves his family into her quaint village and opens a new Indian restaurant directly across the street — 100 feet away, to be exact. Their competition, and the way they sabotage each other, is petty and cruel but amusing. And eventually — spoiler alert! — their rivalry leads to multicultural understanding. There are a couple of brief instances of violence — one in the beginning, one in the middle — in which vandals attack the Indian family’s restaurants, setting fire to them and even causing a death. But in both cases in director Lasse Hallstrom’s film, these are opportunities for rebuilding and redemption. Fine for kids around 10 and older.

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Mirren is drily funny, deploying an arsenal of MasterChef-style horrified reaction shots.

How wrong can you go with a comedy about beautiful people making beautiful food in the south of France? And Helen Mirren? The woman can turn 105 and she'll still be alluring, even when she's being haughty. Lots of laughs.

It's an enjoyable film about passion; the passion for food, passion for culture but most of all, passion for life.

This isn't your usual summer fare, because it cares far too much about the people whose story it is telling and it takes the time to let you get to know them.

If you're into simple, pleasant movies that offer two-hour escapist entertainment, this may be for you.

[A] beautifully written story.

Fulfilling, rich and delicious, The Hundred Foot Journey is an effervescent delight, sizzling with cinematic and emotional flavor.

If films about the culinary arts revolved around the same strictures to obtain something like a Michelin star rating, The Hundred-Foot Journey would always and forever be a big fat zero.

For foodies and folks looking for the cinematic version of a poolside paperback, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY delivers. If you're seeking something with a little artistic nutrition, you'll need to look elsewhere.

Overall, The Hundred-Foot Journey is not a bad dish, but considering its rich ingredients, it still lacks a bit of spice.

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  • Release Date : August 8, 2014
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<p>“I’m really excited for everyone to see the process,” she expressed in the film.</p>

In her concert film, Beyoncé described her recent Renaissance World Tour as being run like a machine, where she played a hands-on role in every production aspect, from lighting to set design. This superstar singer’s dedication to excellence drove her to work tirelessly for nearly 50 consecutive days, all in pursuit of crafting an extraordinary concert experience. These insights are vividly captured in her film, “Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé,” a project for which she assumed the roles of writer, director, and producer.

Unlike her past decade of privacy and rare interviews, this film offers a unique peek into Beyoncé’s world. She released the nearly three-hour “Renaissance” movie through AMC Theaters, following a similar approach to Taylor Swift’s recent concert film success. However, Beyoncé diverged by delving deeper into her personal life, providing viewers with a more intimate understanding of her journey.

“I’m really excited for everyone to see the process,” she expressed in the film.

<p>Beyoncé opens up about the challenges she faced in striving to achieve her ambitious tour goals and her feelings of not being heard, partly due to her identity as a Black woman. Despite the obstacles, the tour ultimately grossed around $500 million, according to Billboard. She candidly discusses her knee surgery, which necessitated rehabilitation just a month before her first show in Stockholm.</p><p>Yet, Beyoncé emphasizes that she’s “not a machine.” Despite her physical and emotional challenges, she not only showed up but performed at an exceptionally high level, a standard she expected of herself and those who shared her commitment to making each show a success.</p>

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Beyoncé opens up about the challenges she faced in striving to achieve her ambitious tour goals and her feelings of not being heard, partly due to her identity as a Black woman. Despite the obstacles, the tour ultimately grossed around $500 million, according to Billboard. She candidly discusses her knee surgery, which necessitated rehabilitation just a month before her first show in Stockholm.

Yet, Beyoncé emphasizes that she’s “not a machine.” Despite her physical and emotional challenges, she not only showed up but performed at an exceptionally high level, a standard she expected of herself and those who shared her commitment to making each show a success.

<p>The film also highlights some notable guest appearances during Beyoncé’s performances, including Megan Thee Stallion in Houston, Kendrick Lamar in Los Angeles, and Diana Ross, who serenaded Beyoncé for her 42nd birthday. However, the standout moment came from Beyoncé’s 11-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, who became a background dancer despite initial reservations from her mother.</p><p>“She told me she was ready to perform, and I told her no,” Beyoncé revealed in the film. Over time, Beyoncé relented, allowing Blue Ivy to showcase her talent. Although Blue Ivy faced initial criticism on social media, she used it as motivation to improve, gaining confidence with each stage appearance.</p><p>Blue Ivy’s growth brought joy not only to Beyoncé but also to Mathew Knowles, her proud grandfather, who affectionately exclaimed, “Now, that’s a Knowles!”</p>

The film also highlights some notable guest appearances during Beyoncé’s performances, including Megan Thee Stallion in Houston, Kendrick Lamar in Los Angeles, and Diana Ross, who serenaded Beyoncé for her 42nd birthday. However, the standout moment came from Beyoncé’s 11-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, who became a background dancer despite initial reservations from her mother.

“She told me she was ready to perform, and I told her no,” Beyoncé revealed in the film. Over time, Beyoncé relented, allowing Blue Ivy to showcase her talent. Although Blue Ivy faced initial criticism on social media, she used it as motivation to improve, gaining confidence with each stage appearance.

Blue Ivy’s growth brought joy not only to Beyoncé but also to Mathew Knowles, her proud grandfather, who affectionately exclaimed, “Now, that’s a Knowles!”

<p>The film also captures a poignant moment when Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles, revisit her childhood home during a stop in Houston. Additionally, it marks a reunion of all the members of Destiny’s Child, a girl group that once included Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson, who was previously ousted from the group. This reunion signifies healing and a fresh start for them.</p><p>Beyoncé and her mother also share heartfelt memories of Beyoncé’s late uncle Johnny, a Black gay man who introduced her to house music and crafted her prom dress. The “Renaissance” album is dedicated to his memory.</p>

The film also captures a poignant moment when Beyoncé and her mother, Tina Knowles, revisit her childhood home during a stop in Houston. Additionally, it marks a reunion of all the members of Destiny’s Child, a girl group that once included Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LeToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson, who was previously ousted from the group. This reunion signifies healing and a fresh start for them.

Beyoncé and her mother also share heartfelt memories of Beyoncé’s late uncle Johnny, a Black gay man who introduced her to house music and crafted her prom dress. The “Renaissance” album is dedicated to his memory.

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  1. The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Rated: 3/5 Sep 7, 2014 Full Review Geoffrey Macnab Independent (UK) The Hundred-Foot Journey is a culinary culture-clash comedy enlivened by fiery performances from Helen Mirren and Om Puri but ...

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    Powered by JustWatch. "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a film that demands that you take it seriously. With its feel-good themes of multicultural understanding, it is about Something Important. It even comes with the stamp of approval from titanic tastemakers Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, who both serve as producers.

  3. The Hundred-Foot Journey (film)

    The Hundred-Foot Journey is a 2014 American comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström from a screenplay written by Steven Knight, adapted from Richard C. Morais' 2010 novel of the same name. It stars Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, and Charlotte Le Bon, and is about a battle in a French village between two restaurants that are directly across the street from each other: a new Indian ...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey is a by the numbers, yet charming, handsome, and well-acted dramedy that the whole family can enjoy.. The Hundred-Foot Journey tells the story of Hassan Kadam, who at an early age discovers he has a nose for good food and a passion for cooking.Young Hassan (Manish Dayal) and his family experience personal tragedy as a result of political strife within India, forcing ...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey sounds quick, but it always takes the scenic route. Charlotte Le Bon. There's not a rotten performance in the bunch (and there couldn't be -- every element is front and ...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey is a culinary culture-clash comedy enlivened by fiery performances from Helen Mirren and Om Puri but which, like so many other Lasse Hallström films, slowly turns to ...

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    But for all the aspects of The Hundred-Foot Journey (speaking of which, the hundred feet between the restaurant properties seems a ... Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont ...

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    The culture war examined in "The Hundred-Foot Journey" is a bit less one-sided: It contrasts the heat and intensity of Indian cooking with the elegance and refinement of French haute cuisine ...

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    Director Lasse Hallström's new film The Hundred-Foot Journey which stars actors Helen Mirren, Om Puri, and Manish Dayal hit theaters last week, and the reviews aren't the kindest. Although the...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey: Directed by Lasse Hallström. With Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon. The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

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    Rotten Tomatoes Plot: 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 (), 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 ...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey 69%. Lasse Hallström has proven in the past that he can make schmaltzy stories work, and though The Hundred-Foot Journey isn't quite the equivalent of cinematic haute cuisine, critics still thought it was fairly hearty. The film tells the story of Hassan (Manish Dayal), a young Indian ex-pat chef living in France whose family opens an Indian restaurant across the ...

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey 69%. Rating: PG, for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality. Helen Mirren stars as the uptight owner of an elegant restaurant in the south of France. Om Puri plays the boisterous patriarch who moves his family into her quaint village and opens a new Indian restaurant directly across the street — 100 feet away, to be exact.

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey Comedy 2014 2 hr 2 min Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is an extraordinarily talented and largely self-taught culinary novice. ... Rotten 46 Information Studio DreamWorks Pictures Released 2014 Run Time 2 hr 2 min ...

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    Purchase The Hundred-Foot Journey on digital and stream instantly or download offline. 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.

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    The Hundred-Foot Journey - Apple TV (AU) Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred ...

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