Friday, September 5, 2014

2014: Week 32: The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Genre: Drama

Main Players:  Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte La Bon

General Gist: A blossoming chef and his Indian family move to France and open a restaurant across from a highly celebrated French restaurant.

Deb's Take:
First off, the above description of the movie doesn't do this movie justice, but I couldn't figure out a better way to describe this movie in a nutshell.  So, don't judge the movie by it's preview.  That being said, this movie was like reading an excellent novel, and I love to read a good novel.  Seldom does a movie compare, but I love when I find that movie.  The movie that makes me forget I am in a theatre, that I am not standing right next to the characters,  that movie that plays like a book.  This movie was comparable to "The Way" to me, which since we started this blog, has been my all time favorite.  Also falls right along side of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", another goodie. 

I have been trying to figure out why this movie was so much better than so many others.  Why this one made me feel "satisfied" with the movie industry.  I think the best way I can describe my feelings, is that this movie hit my soul.  So many movies now a days are about the Hollywood hype, about being "showy" and entertaining without making you think or feel.  This movie was the opposite to me.  It allowed me to think and feel, and I love that!  I liked feeling the emotion.  The crazy thing to me was that the movie subject just seemed like there would be no way a deep emotional story could erupt, I was so wrong.  The movie was about family, passion, love, and heart.

I enjoy watching actors who present themselves so well.  Helen Mirren is amazing, the other three main players were new to me, and I was thrilled with their presentations as well.  Manish Dayal played his part perfectly.  I loved that there was a focus on relationships as well as personal progress and growth.  I just feel this movie was so well done, I can't even put into words how much I liked it.  I would just recommend you go and see it for yourself, if you are a person who likes to see a book unfold on screen and don't want the typical Hollywood Hype. 

Deb's Rate: Opening Night

Tiff's Take:
Agree, agree, agree.  What a wonderful movie!  This was one of those refreshing movies that comes along only every once in awhile.  Quite honestly I don't have much more to add then what Deb already said.  And beings that I'm so behind in my reviews I think I'll just leave it at that.  

Go see this movie!  

Tiff's Rate: Opening Night

Preview: Boyhood

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering it it was good! Now I will have to go watch it! :)