Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Several weeks ago a friend invited us to watch a video at their home. One of the choices they offered was The Hundred-Foot Journey which I had never seen but I recalled several friends recommending the movie when it came out so we picked that movie.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is about a family from India who move to France during a time of political upheaval in their own country. They are essentially refugees and decide to open a restaurant that features traditional Indian food. The problem is that they attempt to do so right across the street from an upscale French restaurant. The film title refers to their proximity to their competitor.

The movie focuses on tension and competition between the two restaurants. It does so with some subtle humor. It also details the success of a gifted young Indian chef as well as his relationship with a French woman working at the competitor's restaurant. I'd classify this as a feel good/chic flick type of movie so it worked out well for our group date. My biggest problem with it was how hungry I got watching them make all kinds of fancy food.

I give The Hundred-Foot Journey 7.4 stars.
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