Friday, August 8, 2014

Movie review- The Hundred Foot Journey

*Disclosure- My husband and I received passes to see this movie for the purpose of a review. We were not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

Last Tuesday, Daniel and I left the kids with a babysitter and happily went off to see a new movie that I was really excited to see- The Hundred Foot Journey. I'd seen ads for the movie and thought it looked like one that I would enjoy. And I was right!

The film follows the story of an Indian family who, after a tragic event, emigrates to Europe and ends up in a small French town in the countryside. They start over in this town with a traditional Indian restaurant like the one they had run back home. The story centers on the oldest son of the family, who has a gift for cooking.  The movie is rated PG.

Even though the movie is over 2 hours long, I never got bored or wanted to rush to the end. The scenery in the movie is spectacular and it is all beautifully shot.  I thought the movie had a nice mix of funny and serious parts. We laughed a lot and my husband (the sentimental one in the family) had a few happy tears at points.  At the end of the movie, the audience that we were watching with applauded, and I agreed with that sentiment.  On the way home, Daniel pointed out some plot holes and he had some valid points. But with a movie like this, you shouldn't overanalyze, you should just experience it and enjoy it.  It's a lovely summer movie and one that I recommend seeing.