The Kadam family clashes with Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated French restaurant, after they open their own nearby eatery, until undeniable chemistry causes the Madame to take gifted young chef Hassan under her wing.
A beautiful movie – beautiful food, beautiful people, beautiful scenery. It’s a “nice” movie – gentle, romantic, nothing offensive, just a quietly satisfying entree. But that’s also its weakness. THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY is predictable and undemanding. But sometimes it’s nice to relax into a film and be entertained. The cast do a good job of the straightforward script with Helen Mirren putting on a reasonably authentic French accent. The developing relationship between her character (Madame Mellory) and that of Papa (Om Puri) is amusing and is a mirror of that between the other younger stars played by Manish Dayal and Charlotte Le Bon. For a lay-back couple of hours of light entertainment, check it out.