On the 19th September the Feel Good Fridays group choose to have a relaxing evening at the cinema. As always they wanted to go to the Peckham Plex as the tickets are only £5 :-). The film they went to see was ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’.
This film is about a young talented chef called Hassan (Manish Dayal) who is forced to relocate with his family from his home in India to a peaceful hamlet in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France.His Papa (Om Puri) decides to open an Indian restaurant in the village determined to give his new neighbors a little taste of home, and names it Maison Mumbai. Meanwhile, across the street at the traditional French restaurant Le Saule Pleureu, uptight proprietor Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) doesn’t exactly welcome the competition. When Madame Mallory ignites a bitter feud that quickly escalates, the only hope for a peaceful resolution lies in Hassan’s talent for French haute cuisine, and his growing affections for Mme. Mallory’s pretty young sous chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Very impressed by Hassan’s undeniable culinary talents, Mme. Mallory agrees to become Hassan’s mentor, in the process providing the perfect creative environment where his unique fusion cuisine can thrive.
After the film I asked the group what they thought of the film. This is what they said:
“All the food in the film has made me hungry”
“Hassan’s papa made me laugh when he kept playing his music loud”
“I thought it was funny”
“The young female chef was pretty”
“I liked it”
” I want to go to the place in France where it was filmed, it was very pretty”