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Jun 8, 2014 08:26 PM

The Hundred-Foot Journey: restaurant-themed Helen Mirren film

The trailer for this upcoming film aired during the Tony Awards show:
Mirren is the proprietess of an haute-cuisine restaurant in rural France, opposing the establishment of an Indian restaurant nearby. Sounds like it will be in a similar spirit to Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

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      1. re: greygarious

        I still get linked to a Wiki page that says, "Did you mean: The Hundred-Foot Journey (film). Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. Please search for The Hundred-Foot Journey (film in Wikipedia to check for alternative titles or spellings." Then, when I click on the name of the film, I get to the right page.

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover"

      1. Wow. What a ground breaking premise. Two families of disparate background are united by forbidden young love.

        Wasn't this also done in Italy involving the Montagues and Capulet? At least a couple of years ago. I don't remember it as a comedy.

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        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

          So, you don't think they should have made West Side Story, either? There are only a handful of basic human stories, as there are only 3 primary colors. Fortunately, the possibilities for mixing and rearranging them are endless. Fables, novels, paintings, patchwork quilts - all outlets for the spirit.

          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

            at least in the book there was no "forbidden young love" at all. I didn't think the trailer implied that either-

            1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

              Shakespeare stole the plot, too. Your point?

            2. Sounds like a fun movie. And Chef Floyd Cardoz was a consultant! Friend of our cousins on the UES/NYC.

              1. Link to a trailer. The food, of course, looks fabulous and a pretty good talent line-up: