“The Hundred-Foot Journey” Review by Tarek Fayoumi



“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a movie that is on the subject of cooking, but with a hint of culture. The two competing cultures are the French and the Indian. Both have some great knowledge of how to be top-quality when it comes to being a chef, but there are some disagreements along the way. If you want to see for yourself which food you in any particular group, go to a French restaurant and an Indian restaurant and see what fits for you. Follow Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) in her restaurant or follow Hassan (Manish Dayal) in his restaurant and think to yourself what food seems captivating. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is exquisite in food-quality, and vague with restrictions among the restaurant business.

Note: I am going to keep this review short.

The Plot: An Indian Family which is the Kadam family falls with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a well-known French restaurant. The Kadam family opens their own nearby restaurant, which results in undeniable chemistry and this influences Madame to take Hassan under her wing to work with him to become a professional chef.

Hassan, which serves as a talented chef, has actually got guts and would do what it takes become recognized by his cooking abilities. The only thing that is in his way is his strict and self-centered father Papa (Om Puri).

The movie drags a bit in the beginning but gets somewhat better. Hassan realizes that Madam helped him become a pro with cooking to work in higher-up businesses but there is a conflict with this. Does he want to cook for his family in the culture where he feels he belongs? Or does he just want to be at the top of his game all the time in a culture that is not his whatsoever?

Overall, this is a decent movie, but does it seem to be repeating the concept of the recent film “Chef” a little bit? I think it may be in small amounts. It is the subject matter that is creative but is the new trend in grabbing viewers attention when it comes to the subject of food.

I enjoyed this movie on a small chunk of it. The beginning was interesting, the middle tended to drag, but the ending (I am not going to give it away) the right ending but just was not revolutionary that much.

Therefore, three stars.






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