The Hundred-Foot Journey

Om Puri Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren discuss French cuisine

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 🙂 .

Charlotte le bon on bicycle in The Hundred-Foot Journey

Grade: A-


About Mark Mushakian

Just a man who loves God, women, kids, dogs, movies, and every other lovely thing in life :)
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