Parents' Guide to

The Hundred-Foot Journey

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Cultures clash in the kitchen in warm family drama.

Movie PG 2014 122 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

Absolutely fantastic!

The hundred foot journey is one of my top 5 favorite movies of all time. I think this movie is fantastic because it has brings out the message that being with family and other people you love is what will make you happy. In addition to this it also has the message of not judging people based off of where they are from, but treating them based off of what kind of person they are.

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age 8+

Excellent clean movie

I really enjoyed this movie. Excellent, funny, clean movie. Can be enjoyed by adults as well as teens and kids. Not much violence, no bad language, a couple kisses between a man and woman, great movie about getting along with others and working with other cultures. I loved how the importance of family is emphasized. All ages represented in this movie, younger kids would probably enjoy it too. Because it is in France there is some wine drinking.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (11):

Like beef bourguignon, one of the many dishes filmed so delectably in this production, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY is a crowd-pleasing classic. The family story, told with empathy and love here, is its base; the food scenes that are odes to the art of cooking, framed through a cross-cultural prism, are its mea; and the gorgeous French countryside and melodic Indian music are its garnish. It's a delight to watch, especially because of the cast.

But, also just like beef bourguignon, it's not particularly inventive, even if the story centers around a young man's ingenuity in the kitchen. You know what you're getting. A true master chef -- as director Lasse Hallstrom has revealed himself to be in many previous turns at the helm -- would take a classic and turn it into something transcendent, adding elements that transform, rather than just substituting one ingredient (the location, perhaps) for another and hoping it feels different. Still, the film is big-hearted and filling enough -- so filling that it runs too long, actually -- to be a pleasant enough cinematic meal.

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