I’d much rather read than watch a movie, but Ken and I watched a DVD Saturday night that I absolutely loved! I’ve since learned that The Hundred-Foot Journey was based on a novel of the same title, so I quickly added the book to my mile-high TBR list.
Here’s how much I loved this movie: I also immediately ordered the DVD, and downloaded the soundtrack, which I’ve been listening to constantly ever since. (And loving!)
In trying to analyze why this movie captured my heart so deeply, these are the elements I came up with:
• Gorgeous setting in France, a place on my bucket list.
• Timeless quality…except for the appearance of a flip phone (and a short section set in modern-day Paris) this film could have been set in 1940, or 2040. It worked, regardless of the time period.
• Charm. This film is loaded with it, from the lushly filmed bucolic scenes to beautiful costuming, expressive eyes, wonderfully fitting musical score, adorable banter, sweet romance. And the food! Oh, the food!
• Its message, which was anything but heavy-handed. This movie was a testament to the value of family, the treasure of traditions, the preciousness of memories, no matter how small. It also had much to say about the plague of racial prejudice even in its mildest forms. But the film managed to say it all organically through the story itself.
Too often, movie trailers are far better than the movie itself, but I must say this is one that does not begin to do the movie justice! The film is so much more.
Did I mention I LOVED it? 😉
What is the last great movie you saw? And more importantly, what qualities about it made it great in your eyes?