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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.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 17 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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

  • August 29, 2014 Goodmom42
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    Really good movie, interesting characters. My friend became ill during the last 15 minutes, but she refused to leave!

  • August 26, 2014 stephanie_gibson9
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    I haven't seen this movie as of yet, but just after reading the reviews I have to admire the clever use of cuisine terminology from the journalists points of views. Most are positive giving it an entertaining slant and isn't that why we all go to the movies in the first place? :) I will definitely see it since I'm a movie buff and a big fan of Mirren.

  • August 25, 2014 fburcaw
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    I thought this was an enjoyable two hours well spent. The movie is unrealistic, of course, but nonetheless it is a fun story and movie to watch. Mirren is perfect as usual and the other actors all do good jobs for their role.

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

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Jul 18th, 2014 12:30PM

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...

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

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 13th, 2014 3:00PM

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...

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