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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY (2014) movie review

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Splatter: on FILM

one-hundred-foot-journey-0514This journey of one hundred feet may have begun with a single step, but its message of redemption will reach a million hearts.

om-puri-in-the-hundred-foot-journey-movie-3Despite its droll title and Oprahbook-boasts, The Hundred Foot Journey won me in moments with enchanting characters and gorgeous scenery. My writer friend Joey and I inhaled and sighed at the same moment and for the same interval. I believe that defines “breathtaking.” It is charmingly funny with heaping dollops of family friendly foodie dialogue. The pièce de résistance is its story of two diametrically opposed peoples at “war” who eventually show grace and offer a new sense of home. Redemption. Relationship.

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY“Food is memory.” Do any flavors or scents take you back to specific moments? I went to a funeral as a child and the church was littered with Easter lilies. To this day, I smell stargazers and am immediately back in the viewing room filled with…

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