The Hundred-foot Journey

The Hundred-foot Journey

DVD - 2014
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Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored.
Publisher: Burbank, California : Touchstone Home Entertainment, ©2014.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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rbergman1
Jun 26, 2019

Great movie. Entertaining, transformational, humorous.

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howeshound
Feb 18, 2019

A feel-good movie that doesn't patronise its audience, ends well without descending into shmaltz. The story is quite simple, an Indian family starting a new life in France. Their restaurant challenges not only established French notions of cuisine but also local codes of conduct. There's a gently-presented look at prejudices and preconceptions from different angles including the notion that as much as humans are capable of adapting, our roots still hold us and home is always home. Fine acting and directing, a sensitive and subtle script.

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BookEMonster
Jan 09, 2019

You are in the right place when the vegetables taste good... What a great movie. It begins with tragedy, and the Indian family must search for a new home. After some stops where the vegetables did not taste right, they land across the street from a Michelin starred restaurant in a quaint French village. Helen Mirren is great as the snobby chef who transforms, and the Indian cast is fantastic, I loved the dad so much!!! What an unfailing optimist! All of the characters were very human, and the food!!! I want Indian food and French food, and some fusion of the two!!! Great movie deserving of the accolades! I took half a star off for the editing. They could have cut some of the longer edits and a few scenes. But then I added the half star back on because the cinematography was so amazing! What does one do when the smells of the food will not translate visually? Show the colours and textures in everything with vibrancy. The food, of course, but also the village, the clothing, and the sunsets and landscapes are so beautifully photographed!!!

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janet_21
Dec 28, 2018

We really enjoyed this movie. Seeing the different cultures and why people behaved in certain ways at certain times. Showing that sometimes one's bad behavior and words influences others to do really bad things, beyond what was ok with the initial person. Ends as a sweet story, showing the things you can do if you follow your passion.

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originaladream
Nov 21, 2018

Empty, selfish, and demeaning. A French restaurateur looks down her nose at an Indian family who's starting a new life and carrying on a family business. Seeing that this may be her business's common cuisine competitor, her passive aggressive behavior causes her staff to act out and compels her to beguile the Indian family for her own selfish gains.

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ralwal
Sep 06, 2018

I too greatly enjoyed this movie, oh that there were more like it😒

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No_Stalkers4Me
Aug 26, 2018

Sweet story; well told & filmed. Recommend when you're in the mood for a "feel good", straightforward movie.

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PearlyKayAm1
Mar 22, 2018

Funny, touching, interesting, clever dialogue. The father was hilarious and Madame Mallory was perfectly cast. A very long movie that never felt slow or drawn out. Would have no trouble watching this a few more times.

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samjenks
Feb 13, 2018

Wonderful movie about two cultures that at first clashed.

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runningbeat
Jan 22, 2018

Cute show with humor, with my hearing problems, the language was a bit hard to understand at times. We enjoyed the show.

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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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Jan 22, 2018

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Dec 09, 2014

Other: Pop culture crap

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