After tragedy strikes in India, a family of restaurateurs decide to start a new life in Europe. A short stay in London does not work out, so the Kadam family (led by Papa, played by Om Puri) get in their van and search for the perfect spot somewhere in Europe.
Luckily, a local resident, Marguerite (played by Charlotte Le Bon) happens by and helps the family tow their van into town and feeds them French cuisine. On the way into town they pass an abandoned restaurant 100 feet across the street from a Michelin One Star restaurant. Papa decides that the abandoned building is perfect for their new life.
Only one problem, the owner of the fancy French restaurant, Madame Mallory (played by Helen Mirren) is NOT happy with having a classless Indian restaurant 100 feet away from her award winning restaurant, and she organizes roadblocks to their success. Luckily, Papa is equally as tough and arranges a few roadblocks of his own…..for her.
The Kadam family cook (he does not call himself a chef), Hassan (played by Manish Dayal), happens to be an outstandingly talented chef and his talents show the instant Papa’s restaurant opens.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is an excellent, heartwarming, movie. The cast is wonderful, the pace is slow but interesting, and the characters are fully formed. There are no f-words that I remember and it would be good for the entire family except for the fact that WE WERE the YOUNGEST people in the audience, so I suspect the attracted demographic for this movie are senior citizens.
So much for additional buzz via social media, haha.
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