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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Michelin 3-star rating system explained Food films
The Hundred-Foot Journey doesn’t go far enough

We must have been hungry for some feel good foodie films about a year ago, because this summer has provided us with Chef, Le Chef and now The Hundred-Foot Journey from co-directors Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.

As a theatrical achievement, this predictable tale with under-developed characters can be hard to swallow. But as escapism, Chocolat director Lasse Hallström's visuals of food and the French countryside are sumptuous.

As is Helen Mirren; who elevates this simple story.

Simply put: Perfect for a feel-good movie night, but you won’t remember much about it later.

Award potential: Too slight for true award competition.

The ten buck review: Worth ten bucks — to see the beauty onscreen.

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