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The Hundred-Foot Journey

7 hours ago | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Life gets spicy for the Indian Kadam family when they move to the South of France and dare to open a restaurant opposite the Michelin-starred eatery owned by snooty Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). But while Papa Kadam (Om Puri) locks horns with the formidable Madame, his son Hassan (Manish Dayal) is quietly proving his culinary genius. Blending culture clash comedy with a pinch of drama and a hint of romance, Richard C Morais's novel provides Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom with the perfect recipe for another feelgood treat. »

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The Hundred-Foot Journey Movie Review

11 hours ago | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Hollywood seems to have found new inspiration in the East. In a time when film releases are full of superheroes, remakes and reboots, films that take place in India or feature Indian characters is becoming a trend. Since Slumdog Millionaire (2008), many other films have followed and The Hundred-Foot Journey is the last in the list.

The Hunded-Foot Journey is based on the novel of the same name written by Richard C. Morais. Directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon, the film tells the story of the Kadam family, led by Papa (Puri) and his son Hassan (Dayal), a talented and promising chef. After tragedy strikes the family, the Kadams decide to move to a quaint village in the South of France with the plan of opening an Indian restaurant, despite the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery. »

- Núria Bonals Hidalgo

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The Hundred Foot Journey Review

1 September 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

There’s just something about the Indian cuisine that translates so effervescently onto the silver screen. The meticulous, intricate process to create these vibrant dishes is more like art than it is cooking, and there’s such a passion and fervour that comes with pleasing their consumers, it’s a spirit that emanates through to the audience. It’s evidently an area filmmakers are keen on exploring, as to follow both Jadoo and The Lunchbox, which also used Indian cooking as a means of driving their narratives, comes Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred Foot Journey.

When the Kadam family, led by the impassioned father (Om Puri) relocate to a serene, isolated village in France, they decide to open up a restaurant, with the talented young Hassan (Manish Dayal) as head chef. However, the building they purchase just so happens to be on the same street as a Michelin star enterprise, »

- Stefan Pape

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Boyhood wins at Norwegian festival

22 August 2014 6:14 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other winners include Chef, The Hundred-Foot Journey and Stations of the Cross with a special mention for ’71.

Richard Linklater’s coming-of-age drama, Boyhood, picked up the Norwegian Film Critics Award at the closing of the 42nd Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

In an understated comment, the jury described the Us film as a” somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story” that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes “a very special film treasure”.

An honorary mention went to British film ‘71, directed by Yann Demange, with the jury branding the soldier-behind-enemy-lines feature as “an extraordinarily well-made film that is both a brutal thriller and a nuanced, thoughtful work.”

The Ray of Sunshine (“Gledessprederen”) prize went to Chef, from Us director Jon Favreau, which the jury described as “an utterly human and heart-warming film”.

The Audience Award went to culinary comedy-drama The Hundred-Foot Journey, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Helen Mirren, which the jury »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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Om Puri & Helen Mirren tantalise your tastebuds in culinary drama The Hundred-Foot Journey

21 August 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

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Audiences will be getting ready to satiate their tastebuds with the big screen adapation of Richard C. Morais’ international best-selling novel The Hundred-Foot Journey. Releasing on Friday 5th September 2014 by Entertainment One UK, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting and feel-good cultural feast full of Indian spices, French sophistication and British wit.

Directed by Lasse Hallström and produced by Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Juliet Blake, the film stars Academy Award winning actress Helen Mirren as the icy proprietress of a Michelin starred classical French eatery in Southern France, veteran Indian film actor Om Puri (East is East, The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Manish Dayal (Law & Order, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bollywood film Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna) and Canadian-French actress and television personality, Charlotte Le Bon. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight.

This highly-anticipated culinary delight that is The Hundred-Foot Journey also stars a stellar cast of Indian and »

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‘Boyhood,’ ‘Chef’ and ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ Among Winners at Norwegian Fest

21 August 2014 4:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– Richard Linklater’s indie hit “Boyhood” nabbed the 42nd Norwegian Intl. Film Festival’s critics prize at the awards ceremony held on Aug. 20.

The jury described the film  as “a somewhat ordinary and rather undramatic story that still – or perhaps precisely because of this – becomes a very special film treasure.”  Uip will distribute the film in Norway.

Leif Lindblom’s bittersweet comedy “Raspberry Boat Refugee ” picked up The Nordic Film kudo which honors the best director of a Nordic movie.

“We have decided on a seemingly light-hearted and wild comedy, but it has a double meaning, drawing attention to naïve and simplified perceptions of the difference between two neighboring countries,” declared the jury, adding that “It is also about feeling unable to fit into the role one is expected to fill.”

Produced by Mrp Matila Rohr Productions, “Raspberry” tells the tale of a Finnish man who’s always wanted to be a Swede. »

- Elsa Keslassy

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2014 Deauville Film Fest: Nathan Silver, Damien Chazelle, Mark Jackson & Ana Lily Amirpour Among In Comp Titles

20 August 2014 11:55 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Deauville Film Festival heads have unveiled the make-up of the 40th edition of the fest, and naturally this coming September, we’ve got a Sundance-infused edition being readied for the North West coastal town. Celebrating several new American indie auteurs, noteworthy filmmakers from Park City include Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), A.J. Edwards (The Better Angels), Mark Jackson (War Story) and Damien Chazelle’s much acclaimed Whiplash. Also found in the 14 In Comp slate we find Nathan Silver’s Uncertain Terms — which our Nicholas Bell called “uneasy, uncomfortable, and certainly uncertain”. Also on tap: the French premieres of Before I Go to Sleep and director Chris Messina’s Alex of Venice. Here is the full selection and you can make a detour here to see who is being celebrated at the fest.

In Competition:

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Ana Lily Amirpour

I Origins, »

- Eric Lavallee

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‘The Good Lie’ and ‘A Most Wanted Man’ Set To Play at Deauville

20 August 2014 3:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund, Norway– Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn’s “A Most Wanted Man” and Reese Witherspoon starrer “The Good Lie.”

The Normandy-set festival will also play Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight alumni: Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash” and Jim Mickle’s “Cold in July,” as well as David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows,” a Critics’ Week competitor.  Other contenders include Nathan Silver’s “Uncertain Terms,” Mark Jackson’s “War Story,” Ira Sachs’s “Love is Strange,” Mike Cahill’s “I Origins,” Carter Smith’s “Jamie Marks is Dead” and Gregg Araki’s “White Bird in a Blizzard.”

BeyondWhiplash,” which won Sundance’s grand jury prize, Deauville will play three other feature debuts: Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” A.J. Edwards’ “The Better Angels” and Saar Klein’s “Things People Do.”

Deauville will also »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Green For Green: Weekend Box Office

10 August 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. Forecasts were uncertain whether Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles still had the appeal to take the multiplex by storm. The turtles are as popular as ever, apparently, crushing Guardians of the Galaxy in its second week. I have no doubt that you’re all sick of me bitch and moan about Michael Bay and Marvel week after week – but see? I have a point; we do have to talk about them every week; there’s no escape. So we’ll skip them for the good news: Boyhood passed 10 million and is still expanding. 

Weekend Box Office

01 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65 *New*

02 Guardians Of The Galaxy $41.5 (cum. $175.9)  Review

03 Into The Storm $18 *New*

04 Hundred Foot Journey $11.1 *New*

05 Lucy $9.3 (cum. $97.3)  

06 Step Up All In $6.5 *New*

07 Hercules $10.7 (cum. $52.3)

08 Get On Up $5 (cum. $22.9) Review

09 Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $6.4 (cum. $47.5) Reviewish & Podcast 

10 Planes Fire & Rescue  $5.5 (cum. »

- Amir S.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shreds the Weekend Box Office

10 August 2014 10:12 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Box office ticket sales are rallying from a slow summer as the live-action version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blew past expectations for a $65 million haul over the weekend. Naturally, this means that we're in for a sequel: Paramount chief Brad Grey and producer Michael Bay immediately announced a second Tmnt  for June 3, 2016. Last week's box office champ, Guardians of the Galaxy, held strong at $41.5 million, bringing its domestic total to $175.9 million. The disaster thriller Into the Storm debuted in third with $18 million, and Lasse Hallström's food porn-y The Hundred-Foot Journey, starring Helen Mirren, came in fourth with $11.1 million. Lucy, meanwhile, rounded out the top five with $9.3 million. The fifth Step Up film, Step Up All In, opened in sixth with $6.6 million — a new low for the franchise. Um, maybe it's time to step down? »

- E. Alex Jung

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The Hundred-Foot Journey is soft supple sensuous stroll through a world created in vivid colours – Subhash K Jha

9 August 2014 9:39 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Starring Om Puri, Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Charlotte le Bon

Directed by Lasse Hallstrom

“Food is memory,” says the doll-like vision of a woman named Charlotte le Bon to our young hero Hasaan, played with a striking sensitivity by the little-known Manish Dayal (where were you hiding, young man?)

If food is indeed memory then this film about food, love, loyalty and ambition would serve us well in the years to come.

I would certainly count The Hundred-Foot Journey among the most visually and emotionally rich films I’ve seen in recent times. Dwelling on the compelling culture of culinary confrontation this finely written and robustly performed film immediately transports us into a world where the taste buds simmer in provocative possibilities opened up in the kitchen and transported to a world beyond the physical.

Director Lasse Hallstrom (The Cider House Rules, Chocolat) excels in creating drama in quaint picture-postcard  locales. »

- Subhash K Jha

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Helen Mirren Interview, The Hundred-Foot Journey

9 August 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Helen Mirren delivers another captivating performance in Lasse Hallström’s “The Hundred-Foot Journey” as Madame Mallory, the icy chef proprietress of a fancy Michelin-starred French restaurant in the south of France. When a boisterous new Indian restaurant opens directly across the road from her own establishment, her irritation escalates into a heated competition between the two […]

The post Helen Mirren Interview, The Hundred-Foot Journey appeared first on MoviesOnline. »

- Sheila Roberts

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Manish Dayal Interview The Hundred-Foot Journey

9 August 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Young culinary genius Hassam Kadam (Manish Dayal) embarks on a life-altering journey that transforms him into an internationally renowned chef in Lasse Hallström’s The Hundred-Foot Journey. When tragedy strikes, his restaurateur family leaves their native Mumbai and settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They open a colorful Indian curry house directly […]

The post Manish Dayal Interview The Hundred-Foot Journey appeared first on MoviesOnline. »

- Sheila Roberts

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Best of the Week: Oscar Predictions, The Female Superhero Strikes Back, Duplass' New Indie Paradigm & More

9 August 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The top stories of the week from Toh! Awards: Oscar Predictions Can 'Get On Up' Star Chad Boseman Land a Best Actor Oscar Nomination? How to Pick a Foreign Oscar Entry? Box Office: Box Office Top Ten: What Marvel's 'Guardians' of the Galaxy' Opening Means, Can 'Get On Up' Cross Over? 'Inbetweeners 2' Beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at UK Box Office; Why Can't the Comedy Get a Us Release? Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Soft, 'Boyhood' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Expand Well, 'Wish I Was Here' Another Focus Flop Features: The Female Superhero Finally Strikes Back 'Palo Alto,' Now on iTunes/VOD, Plants First-Timer Gia Coppola Firmly in the Family Business Interviews: Director John Bruno Talks the Stormy Waters of 'Deepsea Challenge 3D' & "The Ultimate Stress Test" of James Cameron (Trailer) How Lasse Hallstrom Spiced Up 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' with Sexy Food, »

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Producer Juliet Blake Talks The Hundred-foot Journey, Putting the Project Together, Sean Connery, Ted, Farscape, and a Lot More

9 August 2014 8:47 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is director Lasse Hallström’s (Chocolat) adaptation of the Richard C. Morais novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey.  The story centers on the Kadam family, who set up an Indian restaurant in a small village in the south of France, unknowingly beginning a rivalry with the nearby classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).  However, this rivalry eventually turns into friendship as the two establishments begin to learn and appreciate the other’s cuisine.  Produced by Oprah and Steven Spielberg, the film also stars Manish DayalOm Puri, and Charlotte Le Bon.  For more on the film, watch the trailer or our exclusive video interviews with Lasse Hallström and Charlotte Le Bon. At the Los Angeles press day for the film, I landed an extended video interview with producer  Juliet Blake.  She talked about producing her first feature, how she acquired the rights from author Richard C. Morais, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Om Puri’s Long ‘Journey’

8 August 2014 6:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Fat noses have no place in the Hindi film industry,” Om Puri is fond of saying. “But it is not so in the West — otherwise Anthony Quinn would have never been an actor.” Puri certainly nose — make that knows — of what he speaks. When he was starting out as a film actor in the 1970s, his own mighty, bulbous proboscis seemed as sure an impediment to stardom as the pockmarked face that surrounded it, the vestige of a childhood bout of smallpox that nearly killed him (as it did six of his seven siblings). Yet that very face — weathered and wise, a face of experience — has gone on to become one of the most recognizable in Indian cinema and a familiar presence on movie screens around the world, too.

Now it is front and center in the new Disney/DreamWorks movie “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” in which Puri stars as Papa, »

- Scott Foundas

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Will 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' make trip to Golden Globes?

8 August 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"The Hundred-Foot Journey," which opened Friday to respectful reviews, looks like a sure-fire contender at the Golden Globes. Expect it to reap nominations for both Best Comedy/Musical and leading lady Helen Mirren, who has won three of her previous 12 Globe bids. And, if it takes off at the box office, newcomer Manish Dayal may contend for his starring role as could veteran actor Om Puri for his scene-stealing featured turn. Lasse Hallstrom also helmed the similarly-themed "Chocolat," which reaped four Globe nominations.  -Break- It is never too early to dish the Golden Globes & Oscars Join the red-hot debate in our fiery forums right now rated establishmen. After an initial clash, Mallory realizes...' »

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What to See and Stream This Weekend, from 'Hundred-Foot Journey' to 'Nymphomaniac' on Netflix (Trailers)

8 August 2014 1:07 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

This weekend, avoid "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" at all costs and, instead, dive into an eclectic batch of indies and docs hitting theaters and VOD platforms.  Lasse Hallstrom's east-meets-west foodie film, "The Hundred-Foot Journey," opens today for those seeking a visual feast (in 35mm!). Adventurous moviegoers should also check out "Deepsea Challenge 3D," from producer James Cameron, at multiplexes. Millennial rom-com "What If," starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan as what-else-but mixed-up 20-somethings looking for companionship, hits select cities, as does "The Dog," Drafthouse Films' doc about the true story behind "Dog Day Afternoon," and art doc "Fifi Howls From Happiness," about a visionary Iranian painter. If you're feeling like a layabout this weekend, look for James Ward Byrkit's micro-budget (re: no-budget) sci-fi brain-bender "Coherence," and Gia Coppola's wistful teen drama »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Film Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ Not Worth the Trip

8 August 2014 11:39 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is as manufactured and flavorless as a frostbitten Lean Cuisine. However, as the impresario of a Michelin-starred Restaurant in the south of France, Helen Mirren implores her staff that food is not an old tired marriage, it is a passionate affair.

It’s ironic that the film containing that speech is such a limp, forgettable piece of Oprah-endorsed uplift with not one genuine emotion to be had.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Director Lasse Hallstrom aims for the sort of light middlebrow European feature that goes down easy. He throws a little bit of everything into the mix, a dash of tragedy here, a pinch of love story, and the swelling music that goes along with those tugs on the heartstrings – but instead of creating a symphony of surprising flavors, his concoction never quite comes together.

At the center of it all is the Kadam clan, an Indian family »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ Producer Talks Food, Family and France

8 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

What ingredients go into a movie that’s part foodie pic and part heartwarming ode to family? A dash of Steven Spielberg, a soupcon of Oprah Winfrey, and a heaping helping of actors — including Helen Mirren and Om Puri. Stirring the batter are director Lasse Hallstrom, who last lovingly shot French pastries in “Chocolat,” and first-time feature producer Juliet Blake, who, up to now, has been more accustomed to working with crocodiles and Muppets.

A producer at National Geographic who was formerly president of Jim Henson Television, Blake hadn’t ever produced a theatrical feature when she came across the novel “Hundred-Foot Journey” when it was still in galleys and was inspired to option it. The 2010 Richard Morais novel about the culinary rivalry between a staid French restaurant and a boisterous Indian establishment across the road was inspired by the author’s friendship with the late producer Ismail Merchant, an accomplished chef and cookbook author. »

- Pat Saperstein

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