Hundred Foot Journey

August 14, 2014
Directed by: Lasse Hallström; Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal; Genre: Drama; Age: + 12; Time: 122 min
Hassan Kadam is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, settles in a quaint village in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments.