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The Hundred-Foot Journey

PG| 2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Helen Mirren , Om Puri , Manish Dayal , Charlotte Le Bon , Amit Shah , Farzana Dua Elahe , Dillon Mitra , Aria Pandya

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Walt Disney

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Release Date: August 8th, 2014|2 hr. 2 min.

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fan reviews ( 22 )
  • The heavy plot sauce weighs down the movie. Director Lasse Hallstrom had similar buoyancy problems in 2000's bewilderingly Oscar-nominated "Chocolat." Here he lucks out big time with Mirren and Puri, two pros who know how to lift an audience over plot hurdles and turn a merely digestable diversion into a treat. show more

  • The result is that this is one of those rare movies that gets better as it goes along. show more

  • The folk-wisdom level is tolerable, just as the clichés and manipulations are palatable, because the story is full of life, and free of ironic additives. show more

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  • September 28, 2014 Kate
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    Helen Mirren fan here and she did not disappoint. Enjoyable enough but definitely for a much older crowd.

  • September 20, 2014 karen
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    waste of money

  • September 16, 2014 isthomas
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    SUCH a disappointment. Every great scene in the book is missing. What a shame. Read the book, instead.

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Helen Mirren Delivers the Sass in Our Exclusive 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' Preview (VIDEO)

Posted by
Tim Hayne on July 18, 2014

Helen Mirren wants to give us what we want, and what we want is a Helen Mirren who can deliver one-liners with gusto and give as good as she gets. Which is why she's the perfect Dame (sorry, Judy Denc...

Helen Mirren Cooks in the First Trailer for 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 13, 2014

Dame Helen Mirren is cool as a cucumber as a fancy French restaurant owner named Madame Mallory in "The Hundred-Foot Journey." Her Michelin-approved restaurant and her uptight life get a shake-up wh...

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