Movie Review: “The Hundred-Foot Journey”

OVERALL: What a rich, beautiful movie.

POINTS: The entire movie is a feast for your senses. There are times where I swore I could smell the spices and the cooking.

PITFALLS: Don’t see this movie hungry. OMG you will drool!!!! Ok, this isn’t really a pitfall but I did want to get some Tandoor chicken more than usual.

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Helen Mirren is Madame Mallory. Let me repeat myself: Helen Mirren. She is, as always, perfect.

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): I like how this movie deals with cultural bigotry and deals with it in a, well, real and deep way that is not over the top or preachy. It is good to wathc the characters grow and change as real people would. So as you can see, this is not really a pitfall. 🙂

HIGH POINT(S): This movie was beautifully made. Every frame was lovely and colorful and looked delicious. Perfect acting too.

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3! How fun! Madame Mallory and her sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon) have several small discussions about food not men.

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 3 of 3 – huzzah!! We have an Indian family making their way in France. They have many wonderful conversations with each other.

IMDB: The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

OFFICIAL MOVIE WEBSITE:  The Hundred-Foot Journey

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Yes! In fact Hubby and I discussed that as we left the theater.

LION PAW PRINTS:  3.5 of 5.

The Hundred-Foot Journey movie poster

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