Film Review – The Hundred-Foot Journey

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The Hundred Foot Journey

A film filled with joy and sadness that wears its emotions on its sleeves.

These sleeves are rolled up right from the get go working hard to tell the story of an Indian family struck by tragedy who make a new home in Europe.

They settle in a tiny French town, opening an Indian restaurant 100 feet across the road from a Michelin Starred French joint run by the very stern Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren in fantastic form).

Manish Dayal as Hassan Kadam is the most beautiful face you’ll see on the big screen this year, as the young Indian man tasked with putting his family’s ambitious new restaurant on the map.

Incredibly Manish is an American, but he fits perfectly into the Kadam family, with the inimitable Om Puri as the patriarch who butts heads with the stubborn Mallory.

Based on the much loved book by Richard C. Morais this is an absolutely beautiful film directed with perfect vision by Lasse Hallström the man behind Chocolat and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

4 & 1/2 Stars.

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