The Hundred-foot Journey

The Hundred-foot Journey

DVD - 2014
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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"--from www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Touchstone Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 122 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container

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blue Apr 28, 2015

Even though this movie is predictable, it is just a beautiful and nice movie to watch.


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akuyek
Jul 08, 2017

Food, romance, two contrasting families; good plot, good acting, laughs and happy ending all in one . Really recommend this one for those special family movie night.

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firefly5
May 19, 2017

I enjoyed this movie very much. I think it has a good lesson to be learned. I would recommend this movie.

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sridevirk
Apr 19, 2017

I have not read the novel, so not sure how much the plot is driven from the book.I liked it and
Worth to watch :)

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afrika
Jan 29, 2017

the movie is nothing like the book

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gingin1972
Jan 08, 2017

Kind of a boring movie!

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20500001054712
Dec 27, 2016

Disappointed in the plot and Helen Mirren, I mean she can play the Queen but in this film the writer has failed her.

Food, family, friendships and fun describe this heartwarming movie. You’ll be charmed by the beautiful scenery and colorful characters, proving we all are more alike than different.

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KevinDuJan
Sep 02, 2016

This movie is mostly schlocky politically correct garbage, with white people as villains of course. Here, the woman who owns a fancy French restaurant is at first the villain when an Indian family moves across the street and opens a loud ethnic restaurant. The Indians blare loud music, put up gaudy lights, and feel that the local ordinances should not apply to them (because they are immigrants and should be treated specially and not be made to adhere to the local laws). Anyone who doesn't like the Indian restaurant is of course just a racist. This is the thinking behind the Social Justice Warriors who made this movie. The villainous white woman proves herself to be very clever, because she sees talent in one of the sons of her new neighbors...and she steals him away from his family's restaurant to become a chef in her kitchen. She uses him to gain a second Michelin star, before helping him go to Paris. In the end, he decides to leave Paris and come back to work in her restaurant again. There really is no point to this movie, other than white people just need to allow immigrants from the Third World to do whatever they want when they move into town. If you don't like it, then something is wrong with you. That is a kind of New Colonialism, where the Third World is now colonizing the West and any Westerners who resist or resent that are pummeled in the public square.

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 04, 2016

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY could have been better. I've become quite taken with cooking films, but something about this one didn't hit the spot for me. I much preferred the underrated Jon Favreau passion project CHEF, which I highly recommend. No, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY received Spielberg and Oprah's blessing, though, and so it received a ton of only half-deserved publicity. I enjoyed the idea of fusion cuisine, but that was barely seen here, instead dealing with non-issues, like snootiness. It could have been more serious and compelling, more shocking with its conflicts, but it wasn't. In lieu of that, it could have been funnier, fluffier, lighter, and thus more entertaining, but it wasn't that either. It was straight-faced with nothing much to say. I enjoyed it while it was on, but I don't think I'd watch it again. So, if you worship at the feet of Spielberg or Oprah, then sure, watch it. Otherwise, I wouldn't bother.

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orange_chicken_252
Apr 09, 2016

Very touching.

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PimaLib_AmyM May 06, 2015

"Food is memories".-Hassan

"Where the family is that is home".-Papa

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jimg2000
Mar 19, 2015

Hassan: Marguerite, I'm glad that our brakes failed here. Maybe brakes break for a reason.
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Papa: It's not Mansur's money. Not until I die. Until then it is mine and Mama's money. And she loves this village. She said brakes break for a reason.

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jimg2000
Mar 19, 2015

Hassan: How did you learn about all this stuff?
Marguerite: Uh, I was 12, and I started with the five basics, which is bechamel, veloute,
hollandaise, tomato, espagnole. You have to master
those five basic sauces first.
Hassan: And you can find all five in the books?
Marguerite: Of course, but they're no use in books. You must find them in your heart, and then bring them to your pots. That's the secret.
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Papa: Is the President of France able to order murgh masala, with cashew nuts and cardamom? And ka saag aloo? Dal? Our secret family spices? ... Is the President able to order tandoori goat, cooked the way Hassan cooks? Sprinkled with roast spices?
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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.
Mallory: But why change a recipe that is 200 years old?
Hassan: Because, madam, maybe 200 years is long enough.

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jimg2000
Mar 19, 2015

Akhiya (Hassan's mom): But to cook, you must kill. You make ghosts. You cook to make ghosts. Spirits that live on in every ingredient.
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Mallory: Now, last night, we served this. Miserable, overcooked asparagus. In this restaurant, the cuisine is not an old, tired marriage, it is a passionate affair of the heart.

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Jun 14, 2017

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4lk
Dec 09, 2014

Other: Pop culture crap

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