The Hundred-Foot Journey [DVD] [2014]

  • SKU: 8618786
  • Release Date: 12/02/2014
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (244 out of 247)

Special Features


  • The Recipe, the ingredients, the journey- enter the enchanting world of the film, with stunning locations in the South of France, a beautifully crafted story, and food that will make you hungry for home and the spice of life.

Synopsis


The Hundred-Foot Journey
An Indian teen in France goes to work for his father's culinary adversary in this drama based on the bestselling novel by Richard C. Morais. Put young Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) in a kitchen, and he's bound to emerge with a dish that will dazzle. When Hassan's family is forced to move from their native India, his Papa (Om Puri) relocates to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, Papa decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) doesn't exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan's talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory's pretty young sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Subsequently impressed by Hassan's undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan's mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive. Lasse Hallström directs a film produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Juliet Blake. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Helen Mirren
    Helen Mirren - Madame Mallory
  • Manish Dayal
    Manish Dayal - Hassan Kadam
  • Om Puri
    Om Puri - Papa
  • Charlotte Le Bon
    Charlotte Le Bon - Marguerite
  • Amit Shah
    Amit Shah - Mansur



Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Movie

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    AnnaIsTired
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    There are a few movies that my first word to describe them is beautiful, and this is one of them. There are moments of humor and sadness, but the overwhelming impression it leaves on me is "beautiful". Made by some of the same people behind the film Chocolat, the two films are very similar in tone and subject matter and themes. The Hundred-Foot Journey is a film about appreciating food, the way food brings people together, community, loving the people around you, welcoming new people and experiences, and working towards your passion. There is a mysticism to the tone of the film that fills it with a sense of hopefulness and purpose, but it never reaches unbelievable heights as the film stays grounded in the sincerity of its characters as they work to overcome a variety of struggles.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful film

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    MDH12
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    I took my mom to see this film when it came out in the theater last year and was pleasantly surprised. Granted after seeing the ads for this film I thought it would be prefect to take my mom to but the downside is I would know how it ends. What I am pleased to say is even though you know how it ends, it does not fall victim to the typical cliche riddled films we typically get. While it is not a perfect film (I thought a few scenes ran a little too long), it is a wonderful, delightful film. The cast is excellent (Helen Mirran is perfect), the story is well done. This is the type of film I do like to see from time to time to pick my spirits up, it's just unfortunate that filmmakers can only come up with one this good every five years or more. So often this type of film is so poorly and lazily done that it's a breathe of fresh air when they get it right! I must offer ONE MAJOR WARNING: don't see it when your hungry!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Heartfelt Story

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    Maestro8872
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    This movies touches on the basic human factor and points out how our differences can be celebrated and join us as easily as divide us. The cast all deliver very believable and genuine performances that help to draw you into the story line early on. The imagery and cinematography are so rich and lush that you will either be reminded of the time you were in those areas, or crave going and seeing them in person if you have never traveled there. The piece-de-resistance is the fact the food, which is central to the story-line, makes you want to have an Indio-Franco dinner after watching.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Deliciously Entertaining

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    bernhulk
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    A film full of tragedy, hate, love, romance and amazing cooking. After the death of their matriarch, an Indian family travels country to country trying to find a new place to call home. As they stumble their way to France they decide to open a new restaurant. However, their location is within a 100 feet of a prominent restaurant in which the owner does not want to have anything to do with the new family. watch as hate turns to love and see a divided family become united.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie, good for all family!

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    fmzd
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    Very nice story line, excellent sense of humor, very compelling story. Loved the movie.. My wife and I watched it with our parents and with our children.. and we all enjoyed it.. So a good movie for all generations too. Additionally, nowadays most movies are spoiled by overly strong language, or inappropriate scenes or dialogs that typically do not add anything to the story line, but you don't really need, nor want, the younger members of the family to be exposed to. This one does not... so that is a big plus!!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Prepare to laugh and enjoy a great movie!

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    mtngil01
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    One of the joys of buying a blu ray is that you can enjoy all of the nuances of the film you are watching at your leisure. This film is both educational as well as entertaining. Cultural differences are used to create a sense of laughter and acceptance. Great performances by veteran actors and young alike. One of the reasons I bought this particular film was to use subtitles since much of the film involves foreign actors with accents and from time-to-time one can miss a subtle phrase which adds to the story.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A movie experience for the family.

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    TheCamba
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    This was my favorite movie of 2014. I saw it on a cruise and the experience was terrible, but I was highly intrigued about it and purchased it for myself. My wife enjoy the beautiful colors and funny story that plays out on the screen. Very humorous, but has some underlying tough subject matter like racism. Overall, if you are a fan of filmography, or a fan of the culinary arts; you will enjoy this touching story of two worlds coming together.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie for 2014

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    sparky7139
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    Fantastic date movie of an Indian immigrant who becomes a famous chef. His family moves to a small French city and starts an Indian restaurant which competes with the famous fancy restaurant across the street (thus 100 foot journey). He impresses the owner who was a world famous chef and trains him to become one. Great movie and perfect for the family or a date night. Highly recommeded

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