movie: The Hundred Foot Journey
starring: Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal
genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance, Food
plot: After loosing everything in a fire, a family leave India and make their way to France, where they open a restaurant just mire feet from an already established Michelin star restaurant. Soon, the two owners are butting heads, which leads to a former employee taking things too far. In a gesture to make amends, the owner of the Michelin star restaurant hires the up and coming chef, creating a chance for both restaurants to become famous.
This is based on the book.
I have been looking forward to this film since I first saw the trailer few months ago. It's a slow go, but the scenes are shot so delicately, that you can't help but fall in love with it.
There are a few love stories happening here. One between the owners, one between the two young chefs, and one between Dayal's character and food itself. Which is a trend lately with food films, this multi-layered love story.
As much as this story is about accepting others and the differences we all have, it's about staying true to your passion and never letting anyone bring you down.
I have to get my hands on the book now.