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Reel Snippet – The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey took a while to win me over, but once it did, I recognized it for being a truly heartwarming tale. The experience was like a dish with very subtle flavors that took a while to really kick in. Inevitably, this movie will draw comparisons to Chef, since they both came out this year and tackle similar topics. But while Chef is mainly about self-discovery and coming into one’s own, The Hundred-Foot Journey is about the Indian and French cultures coming together through food. For me, one of the movie’s big boons is the characters, who turn out to be quite three-dimensional by the end of the film and experience some legitimate growth. I also really appreciate the film’s ability to convey things without using words, since “show, don’t tell” seems to be turning into a lost art nowadays. If The Hundred-Foot Journey suffers from anything, it’s that the plot can feel overcrowded with a lot of plot lines between all the different characters. Some characters don’t even get much development because the movie doesn’t have time to even give them a fraction of the spotlight. Me personally, I found it to be great and am seriously disappointed with everyone who saw the Ninja Turtles movie instead of this when it opened. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to lie down. I kind of gorged myself on Indian food after I left the theater.

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