The Hundred-foot Journey

The Hundred-foot Journey

DVD - 2014
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Hassan is a culinary ingenue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, his family settles in a quaint village in the south of France. They plan to open an Indian restaurant, that is, until Madame Mallory, the owner of a classical French restaurant, gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant so near her own escalate to all out war; until Hassan's cooking talent and love for Mme. Mallory's assistant, Marguerite cannot be ignored
Publisher: [United States] : Disney, 2014
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD Hundred
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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originaladream
Nov 21, 2018

Empty, selfish, and demeaning. A French restaurateur looks down her nose at an Indian family who's starting a new life and carrying on a family business. Seeing that this may be her business's common cuisine competitor, her passive aggressive behavior causes her staff to act out and compels her to beguile the Indian family for her own selfish gains.

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ralwal
Sep 06, 2018

I too greatly enjoyed this movie, oh that there were more like it๐Ÿ˜’

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No_Stalkers4Me
Aug 26, 2018

Sweet story; well told & filmed. Recommend when you're in the mood for a "feel good", straightforward movie.

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PearlyKayAm1
Mar 22, 2018

Funny, touching, interesting, clever dialogue. The father was hilarious and Madame Mallory was perfectly cast. A very long movie that never felt slow or drawn out. Would have no trouble watching this a few more times.

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samjenks
Feb 13, 2018

Wonderful movie about two cultures that at first clashed.

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runningbeat
Jan 22, 2018

Cute show with humor, with my hearing problems, the language was a bit hard to understand at times. We enjoyed the show.

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ThomasJWhiting
Dec 19, 2017

VERY GOOD 2014 Lasse Hallstrom directed film with intriguing plot involving Hindi immigrants who have moved to France and their struggles/adventures in a small town setting up a Hindi restaurant directly across from a French restaurant.
Like all Lasse Hallstrom films it is top notch in all categories.
And I particularly enjoyed Brit actress Helen Mirren's performance as the French restaurant owner.

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meone
Nov 22, 2017

Made me smile, laugh and remember that food is memories

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akuyek
Jul 08, 2017

Food, romance, two contrasting families; good plot, good acting, laughs and happy ending all in one . Really recommend this one for those special family movie night.

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firefly5
May 19, 2017

I enjoyed this movie very much. I think it has a good lesson to be learned. I would recommend this movie.

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PimaLib_AmyM May 06, 2015

"Food is memories".-Hassan

"Where the family is that is home".-Papa

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jimg2000
Mar 19, 2015

Hassan: Marguerite, I'm glad that our brakes failed here. Maybe brakes break for a reason.
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Papa: It's not Mansur's money. Not until I die. Until then it is mine and Mama's money. And she loves this village. She said brakes break for a reason.

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jimg2000
Mar 19, 2015

Hassan: How did you learn about all this stuff?
Marguerite: Uh, I was 12, and I started with the five basics, which is bechamel, veloute,
hollandaise, tomato, espagnole. You have to master
those five basic sauces first.
Hassan: And you can find all five in the books?
Marguerite: Of course, but they're no use in books. You must find them in your heart, and then bring them to your pots. That's the secret.
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Papa: Is the President of France able to order murgh masala, with cashew nuts and cardamom? And ka saag aloo? Dal? Our secret family spices? ... Is the President able to order tandoori goat, cooked the way Hassan cooks? Sprinkled with roast spices?
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Mallory: What is this flavor that is fighting against the chicken?
Hassan: I added some spices
for flavor to the sauce, and coriander for garnish and freshness.
Mallory: But why change a recipe that is 200 years old?
Hassan: Because, madam, maybe 200 years is long enough.

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jimg2000
Mar 19, 2015

Akhiya (Hassan's mom): But to cook, you must kill. You make ghosts. You cook to make ghosts. Spirits that live on in every ingredient.
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Mallory: Now, last night, we served this. Miserable, overcooked asparagus. In this restaurant, the cuisine is not an old, tired marriage, it is a passionate affair of the heart.

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Jan 22, 2018

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Dec 09, 2014

Other: Pop culture crap

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