Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

If you love cooking or eating, then the movie “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is for you.

Set in France, an Indian family embarks from London to France in search of tasty vegetables. Not knowing where they might settle in France, fate decides for them when their car crashes in a small town with wonderfully grown tomatoes and mushrooms. The family finds a restaurant for purchase, but it happens to be right across the street from a Michelin-starred restaurant.

The father, who has a bit of a stubborn side, does not listen to his children’s protests and purchases the restaurant. The French woman who owns the restaurant across the street tries to sabotage the new restaurant, but when someone goes beyond competition and tries to hurt the family out of bigotry, the woman shows a caring act that begins to thaw the two sides.

Meanwhile, one of the Indian sons has an unusual gift for cooking and is determined to impress the very particular French restaurant owner by perfecting French dishes, in addition to the cultural dishes he brings to France with him.

See the trailer here.