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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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Storyline

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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Competition is the spice of life. 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 upscale restaurant in Paris is actually Georges, at the top of the Pompidou Center. See more »

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When Hassan is first making the 5 main French sauces, he is is mixing egg yolks in a bowl and adding oil and something that looks like mustard. He is making mayonnaise, not one of the sauces. Hollandaise, the one sauce out of the five made with yolks, is made in a bowl over steaming water and adding clarified butter. 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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Features Indian Corn (1972) See more »

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Red Carpet
Written by Hooper and Quint
Performed by Figure and Groove
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Among the most refreshing movie of recent times
8 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

When I first noticed the ratings on IMDb, my expectations before watching the movie were substantially toned down. I went to the movie with a rather unassuming frame of mind, hoping something good would come out of from the two hours I planned to spend.

But, I must say that ratings do not hand down the justice the movie deserves. The story is set in south France, and narrates a clash of two beautiful cultures via its respective culinary grandeur. Further embellished into the story line are two very beautiful actors. Overall, the movie leaves a very refreshing taste in the end. The entire movie has a very subtle and harmonious tone, with no significant ups or downs, clash or surprises. Its a very easy to watch, light movie that can be enjoyed with the entire family.

I feel this movie presents an excellent characterization of the type of globalization our society has come to bear. Unfortunately, as embodied by the reviews and ratings, it appears the western audience is not yet ready to embrace a non-western, non-Caucasian actors. I hope this changes soon.


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