Charlotte Le Bon
Farzana Dua Elahe
The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)
Drama 117 August 8, 2014
There's pleasure in watching them fume, argue, and ultimately make peace under the soft glow of a Michelin star. Puri's Papa is the head of a clan that runs a successful restaurant in India, until a tragedy sends them packing to France. Papa decides to put down roots and open a restaurant. He finds the perfect locale just 100 feet from the hugely successful Le Saule Pleureur, run by the forbiddingly proper Madame Mallory (Mirren).
Hallström ticks off all the boxes: This is a story about redemption and tolerance, about finding love at any age or stage of life, about the way cross-cultural culinary fusion can bring us all closer. But it's loaded with enchanting scenery and wicked food porn in colors so amazing -- the fiery orange-red of a tomato, the bushy green of a parsley garnish -- it could incite stubborn toddlers to eat vegetables