THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

Post by Wallace on Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:13 am

I have always maintained that it is difficult to muff-up a movie that centers about the pleasure of good FOOD.

So it is that even Oprah Winfrey and Speilburg could not clown this movie. (Maybe because they were only the producers).

Directed by Lasse Hallström, the same who directed the great food movie, Chocolat.

Forget fucking Willy Wonka and The Chocolat Factory, we are talking superb food-centered movies like Babette's Feast and Tampopo.

Although nowhere near the greatness of those two, filmed on a beautiful French location,The Hundred-Foot Journey is nonetheless charming and interesting.

A family flees India and arrives in England determined to start up a business of Indian cuisine. The very-talented chef-son immediately writes England off -perhaps not so much because the cold clime, but because one can get no real vegetables in England. The English (like us Canadians) eat bland, artificially-produced veggies. A master chef cannot work with dross like this.

So the family moves south to France.
Their ramshackle transport breaksdown in the countryside and father and son are at odds, ready to break-up. They come to the nearest pictaresque village-town and the father puts down his foot and demands no more on the move - they will start up the Mumbai Restaurant here. There is an old derelect building going for peanuts and the father is determined to set to.

Trouble is, the only building in the area (for its just outside the town) is a mansion-like restaurant headed by Helen Mirren. It is a one-star restaurant which means it is one of the best in the world and dignitaries come here to eat. (The flaw in the story being of course that all this time we have had this mansion-restaurant situated not 100-feet but actually just across the street some 40 feet from a derelect wreck of a building???? I mean, dilapidation next door - that is a real dignitary draw,isn't it.)

So then it is war between the classic centuries-old (exotic spiceless) cuisine of France and the much,much older cuisine of Indian Subcontinent.

Food movies are great, but one thing I do NOT enjoy is the fad of making gods out of mere "master"-chefs. So what if someone has figured out to add chopped cardamon to an omlet and thus elevate it to something better. I mean, that is hardly achievement on the same level as composing worthy music or diligently spending years learning to play it proper, is it.
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Post by Guest on Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:59 am

Will watch out for it WALLY, thanks

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Post by zako on Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:51 pm

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