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Movie Moments- The 100-Foot Journey

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Movie Moments- “The Hundred-Foot Journey” 5 out of 5 Stars

After a political uprising burned the Kadam family restaurant in India, the family moves to France to start life over in “The Hundred-Foot Journey.”

The Kadam’s soon find a small French village as a perfect spot to open a new Indian restaurant. The problem, a rival restaurant is just 100 feet away and touted as one of the best in all France. The Kadam family is comprised of Papa with his three sons Hassan, Mansur and Muthar and two daughters Mahira and Aiasha. The film focuses on the untrained but extremely talented chef Hassan. Hassan Kadam (played by Manish Dayal), is captivated by the “life” in each bite of food. As Hassan tastes new types of French foods, his experiences seem to transcend words. Hassan’s character is wonderful to watch and his journey will captivate the heart. As the film progresses, the two restaurants war over who has the best food in the small French hamlet. Helen Mirren stars as Madame Mallory, the owner of the Kadam’s rival restaurant. She is cunning, smart and will do anything to be the best. As the audience learns more about Mallory, she becomes a complex and interesting character but by no means is the antagonist of the film. As the rivalry builds between the businesses, a war is started over the hearts and stomachs of the French people. Audience will find both the Kadam family and Mallory will do anything for success. The cinematography of the movie is superb, from epic wide angle sweeps over the French countryside to intimate extreme close ups, the film has a magical rhythm that can not be denied. Throughout the film, the story compels the audience for more, with food so succulent that audiences will want to reach out and taste the food Hassan is inventing. Charlotte Le Bon plays Marguerite, a cook in Malloy’s restaurant that is competing against the Kadam family but secretly loves Hassan. The relationship between Hassan and Marguerite is touching and adds seasoning to a well flushed out tale of love and food. The script is funny, heart wrenching and jovial when it needs to be. All the actors do a phenomenal job and the story is top notch. Audiences will enjoy the culinary wizard Hasam as he discovers more about himself through his relationship with people and food. Bottom line, this movie should not be missed in the theatre. The story will take audiences to a small village in France where fresh food, family and relationships bloom into a wonderful experience. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is a rated PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality. Sulphur Springs Starplex Cinemas is showing the film Friday through Sunday at 1:35 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 6:55 p.m. and 9:25 p.m. Monday through Thursday the film runs 1:35 p.m., 4:10 p.m. and 6:55 p.m.

 
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