The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014): A battle of French and Indian cuisines​

What is it about?

The Kadams are an Indian family that left India and decided to build their new life somewhere in Europe. Their car breaks down near a small French village, and they decide that their new life will begin right in that village.

The village has a restaurant with two Michelin stars which means that it’s incredibly uptight and expensive. You won’t see anyone there dancing on tables and breaking glasses.

Somehow, the head of the Kadams family decided that the best place to open their new Indian restaurant would be right across that 2-star restaurant. Surprise, surprise, a battle of different worldviews and cuisines takes place. I guess that’s better than having an actual war.

 

Who should watch it?

  • Should I watch it with my kid(s)?

    I don’t see why not. It’s an appropriate movie for your kids to learn how to accept different cultures and teach them that a peaceful coexistence is very much possible.

  • Is it good to watch on a date?

    It is. It’s a warm movie with lots of funny scenes and dialogs.

  • For what audience is it intended?

    For anyone who likes a good “let’s cook stuff” movie with plenty of entertainment.

What can I expect from this movie?

  • Will I fall off the couch laughing and have sore abs the next day due to laughing too hard?

    Probably not, because it’s not that type of comedy, but you will certainly get a laugh or two.

  • Is my brain going to implode trying to figure out the movie?

    No.

  • Will I learn anything from this movie?

    Yes. Apparently, a cauliflower ice cream is a thing. A fucking vegetable ice cream. Who orders that? Why?

  • Is it based on something?

    Yes, it’s based on a novel written by Richard C. Morais.

Similar movies like “The Hundred-Foot Journey”?

“Burnt”, “Chef”,  and “Ratatouille”.

Judgment time!

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a delightful comedy/drama that teaches us so much about tolerance and acceptance. And how to make a decent omelet. All those things (omelet included) are utterly important to learn and embrace in your life. In an ideal world, there should be no assholes who judge people based on their race.

Besides teaching us important life lessons (and how to make an omelet), “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is really fun to watch! Plenty of witty dialogues and whimsical reactions. Learning about all sorts of different meals and cooking techniques is a nice bonus. I give it 8/10.

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