The Hundred-Foot Journey
Time/place: 4:30 showing at Krikorian with KB (her treat!)
I love movies that are deep and powerful (Inception, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes), and even my favorite “popcorn” flicks aren’t cheery/mindless (Godzilla), so where might more light-hearted, funny romance fit into the mix?
Right in the middle of it all, thank you very much 🙂 .
The Hundred-Foot Journey is probably all that you expect it to be — there are charming and hilarious characters, obvious romances that do pretty much everything you think they will, a major focus on food and eating, and a safe simplicity that hardly delves into deep and heavy waters. Sometimes, though, that’s just what the doctor ordered 🙂 . I had a great time with this movie, because of an aforementioned word: charm. The story was fun to watch, I left feelin’ good, and it was all very sincere. The only minor quibble I had with it was a character who accepted someone’s “apology” a little too easily (there was no apology or conversation about the matter on-screen), but it didn’t quite feel like a failure, maybe more just like something they decided to gloss over.
I can’t really tell you much about this movie that you probably don’t already know from the trailers, but if you’re in the mood to have a casual watch with a good friend (or significant other), I certainly recommend The Hundred-Foot Journey. It’s not the kind of movie which inspires me to write paragraph after paragraph of analysis or praise, but it’s sweet and fun — and sometimes that’s all ya need 🙂 .