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Thoughts During Movies: The Hundred Foot Journey Edition


Distributed by Touchstone, The Hundred Foot Journey was released in theaters this weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I had a lot of thoughts during this film, so I had to let you into my brain during the film. It’s not a typical review, but I think it gets the idea across.

Stream of consciousness and possible major spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk.

    • Loving the score so far, fusion of French and Indian musical themes. Does that thought make me “musically inclined”?
    • Wow. That’s a super depressing way to start a film.
    • Okay, this first 15 minutes is incredibly slow, and if I have to hear “Papa” one more time, I’m going to explode. I may also explode on the person sitting behind me, rubbing their foot against my chair.
    • Helen Mirren has arrived, and she is a female dog. Can’t not love her, though, which I sense will be a problem for me accepting this movie.

  • So much good food! Everything yearns for Smellovision.
  • I love how the girl completely parked her Jeep in the middle of the market…does she have a permit for that? Are permits a thing in small French villages?
  • and more fire. With burns. This whole fire motif is super depressing.
  • Awww! She’s firing bad people and cleaning the wall! However, it was actually kind of rude that he just gave her the umbrella. Have you ever tried to hold an umbrella while using both hands? Very challenging.
  • 1st point in the film where it could have had a fine ending.
  • You make that omlette!
  • They made that walk across the street way too over-the-top.
  • 2nd point in the film where it could have had a fine ending.
  • He’s in Paris. He’s cooking fancy foods. This seems unnecessary.
  • Great way to sum it up…but it could’ve ended 45 minutes earlier…

Overall, I did enjoy the movie. I love a good food flick, and this lived up to my expectations. Oh, and Helen Mirren is the best.

Your thoughts on the film? Let me know in the comments below!