By Suzanne A. Marshall from the September 2015 Edition
The Hundred Foot Journey (Netflix)
Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
“The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.”
There are so many reasons why I love this movie. I love Helen Mirren as an actress; the characters are engaging; I love food; the settings, cinematography and scenery are superb; it’s delicious to look at; it makes you feel so good; and it really plucks at the heart strings if you are a hopeless romantic such as I. With so much sciencefiction, calamity and a never-ending barrage of destruction and special effects in the current theatre stream, watching this movie is such a refreshing reprieve.
The story line involves the mixing of cultures and cuisine and of course a little romance on the side. The descriptions and scenes of the chefs at work and the plates of delicious food so beautifully represented in many scenes made me want to board a plane to France and dive into the exquisite country-side where I could partake of a similar adventure.
Suzanne A. Marshall hails from western Canada and has been living the good life in Manzanillo over the past 8 years. She is a wife, mom and grandma. She is retired from executive business management where her writing skills focused on bureaucratic policy, marketing and business newsletters. Now she shares the fun and joy of writing about everyday life experiences in beautiful Manzanillo, Mexico, the country, its people, the places and the events.