Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Director: Lasse Hallström. Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon. 122 min. Rated PG. India/UAE/USA. Drama.

There are food movies, and there are feel-good movies. But then there's a feel-good-food-movie from a seasoned director, which you haven't seen the like of in years, about a charming culture clash in a small French village, which literally "feasts" the eyes with breath-taking panoramas and numerous close-ups on its mesmerizing actors, and charms the ears with a mixed Eastern/Western soundtrack. Even if it didn't have a story (which it actually does), I don't remember the last time I felt so elated for a full two hours. There would've been more peace in the world with more movies like this.

"Maybe the brakes break for a reason."

PS: Thank you, Emmie! Your very first recommendation got the highest honor!

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