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The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 8 August 2014 (USA)
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The Hundred-Foot Journey is a movie starring Helen Mirren, Om Puri, and Manish Dayal. The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory's Michelin-starred eatery.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madame Mallory
... Papa
... Hassan
... Marguerite
... Mansur
... Mahira
... Mukthar
... Aisha
... Mayor
... Jean-Pierre
Vincent Elbaz ... Paul
... Mama
Alban Aumard ... Marcel
... Mayor's Wife
Antoine Blanquefort ... Thomas
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The family of talented cook, Hassan Kadam, has a life filled with both culinary delights and profound loss. Drifting through Europe after fleeing political violence in India that killed the family restaurant business and their mother, the Kadams arrive in France. Once there, a chance auto accident and the kindness of a young woman, Marguerite, in the village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val inspires Papa Kadam to set up a Indian restaurant there. Unfortunately, this puts the Kadams in direct competition with the snobbish Madame Mallory's acclaimed haute cuisine establishment across the street where Marguerite also works as a sous-chef. The resulting rivalry eventually escalates in personal intensity until it goes too far. In response, there is a bridging of sides initiated by Hassan, Marguerite and Madame Mallory herself, both professional and personal, that encourages an understanding that will change both sides forever. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Life's greatest journey begins with the first step. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality | See all certifications »

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8 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un viaje de diez metros  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,123,000, 10 August 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$54,240,821

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,880,821
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The first recipe Hassan reads from Marguerite's cookbook is for clafoutis. See more »

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While the family travels to France, the shot after Hassan tastes the Tomato, the shot is not in France but the scenery is in South Tyrol, Italy. Val di Funes with the Geissler Mountains in the back. See more »

Quotes

Papa: She thinks she owns everybody in town. Do you hear me up there? I say no! Don't try to steal my children!
Madame Mallory: I will report you, Mr. Kadam, for making too much noise.
Papa: And I will report you for attempted child abduction!
Madame Mallory: Have you even asked the boy what he wants?
Papa: You deliberately seduced him!
Madame Mallory: [Scoffs]
Papa: You seduced his mind,with your awful, tasteless, empty sauces! With your pitiful little squashed bits of garlic!
Madame Mallory: That is called subtlety of flavor.
Papa: It's called meanness of spirit! If you have a spice, ...
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References The Queen (2006) See more »

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Mozart String Quartet No 16 in E Flat Major, KV 428
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Joanna Maurer, Suzanne Ornstein, Shmuel Katz and Alan J. Stepansky (as Alan Stepansky)
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Simple, yet much better a tale than most films.
14 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I had not planned to watch this movie. It was just out of pure boredom that I opened my local newspaper to check for the list of movie shows in the next hour and decided to go for it. There was a show of The Hundred- Foot Journey and am I glad that I went to watch it.

The director was able to successfully depict the initial struggle of an Indian family, that has moved to France, after losing their matriarch to the fires of the local riots; their belligerent yet funny competition and subsequent truce with the owner of a local and famous restaurant right opposite theirs; and finally nurturing the talent of the Indian boy who had a gift of cooking by the very same French lady and his rise to stardom .

The film also has a touching moment that all the people staying away from their loved ones must have felt in their lives. Actor Manish Dayal did a splendid role in that scene and gave a good performance,overall. The trio of Om Puri, Helen Mirren and Charlotte Le Bon did a splendid job and kept me laughing(Puri and Mirren to be specific) and intrigued the whole time. Not a moment of boredom.

Charlote Le Bon is not only an ocean of talent, but, is insanely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing her in more movies.


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