I was given the opportunity to prescreen The Hundred-Foot Journey in exchange for this review. All opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
How many of you have seen the previews for the movie The Hundred-Foot Journey starring Helen Mirren? It is based on the novel by Richard C. Morais. The film was produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.
I must say that prior to seeing The Hundred-Foot Journey, I hadn’t heard too much about it. I never heard of the book. Or maybe I have and just kind of forgot about it.
Prior to my prescreening, I watched a mini trailer to get an idea of what the movie is about. Let’s just say watching the trailer didn’t do too much for me. Was this going to be a slow-moving and boring film?
Boy, was I wrong, so wrong. I mean it’s produced by Steven Spielberg! With that said, The Hundred-Foot Journey is absolutely amazing and I highly recommend it for all families. It’s overall a clean film. The acting was beautiful along with some new faces that were magnificent! This would be a good movie for 12 and up or depending on your child’s ability to follow a story. It’s inspirational and teaches you to chase your dream no matter what circumstance you are in.
It also contains humor, drama, and a little bit of action. It has something for everyone.
The film is rated PG due to thematic elements, some violence, but let me say it’s due to a couple fires and harsh bullying. Nothing gory or inappropriate. I don’t remember much harsh language. Usually that is something that stands out to me, so obviously there wasn’t too much to really notice. There is also a kissing scene. It’s an up close shot, so kids can shut their eyes on that haha. For anything “sensual” along with the kissing, there is a scene that briefly shows the couple walk out of a back room straightening their clothes. Obviously we have an idea what went on, but the film never showed it. That would really be my only red flag for the film, especially if you are very modest and conservative. I screened the movie alone as I wanted to make sure there wouldn’t be anything inappropriate that would pop up in front of my tween daughter’s eyes. I think it’s safe to say now that it would have been okay for her to see. I would just have had to explain a few things.
Now you are probably wondering what The Hundred-Foot Journey about? Here is the official full trailer!
What do you think? You definitely should check it out. The Hundred-Foot Journey opens in theatres today!
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 (OmPuri), 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, 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 into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine – and for Madame 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 Madame Mallory cannot ignore. Madame Mallory eventually recognizes her culinary rival’s gift as a chef and takes Hassan under her wing. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one young man’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment, directed by Academy Award® nominee Lasse Hallström and stars Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon. The film is produced by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini, Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King. The screenplay is written by Academy Award nominee Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.
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