The Hundred-Foot Journey

Show Times:

Fri 8/29 & Sat 8/30 7:15pm & 9:30pm
Sun 8/31 4:00pm & 7:15pm
Mon 9/1 2:00pm & 7:15pm
Tue 9/2 through Thu 9/4 7:15pm only
Adults $5.00 / Children $4.00

Rated: PG
Running Time: 122 minutes

I’ll go to see anything with Helen Mirren in it, and The Hundred-Foot Journey is no exception. Here, Lasse Hallstrom (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Chocolat) tells the story of dueling restaurants in a small, picturesque village in the south of France. One is a free-wheeling Indian place started by recent immigrants, operating in the shadow of Mirren‘s haute cuisine, Michelin-blessed establishment. It would seem an unequal match, except that the former boasts of a chef who turns out to be one of the most exciting and gifted cooks in Europe. Hallstrom plays all the notes in the culture clash song, but this picture has enough going for it to transcend its genre. Columbia County may be restaurant challenged, but this movie will remind you what really good food looks like.—Peter Biskind

“A moving piece of food porn, The Hundred-Foot Journey is a familiar tale enlivened by some sensitive, sincere touches.”—Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

“It’s soothing, easily digested comfort food. Which is to say it’s the perfect recipe for a filmmaker like Hallström.”—Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“A mouth-watering and charming – if overlong – romantic comedy-drama about an immigrant family opening an Indian restaurant in a most unlikely location: the South of France”—Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“Almost embarrassingly enjoyable, despite the fact that – or maybe because – it’s ridiculous in a shiny, Hollywood way.”—Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice

“It contrasts the heat and intensity of Indian cooking with the elegance and refinement of French haute cuisine, then balances the two with a feel-good lesson in ethnic harmony.”—Justin Chang, Variety