Synopsis: An Indian family set up a restaurant in France opposite the Michelin starred eatery owned by the formidable Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren) which causes friction.
Stan's thoughts: Bit behind with reviews (again) so some even quicker thoughts than usual... This is a lovely gentle Sunday night type of film. Don't watch it if you are hungry because it is laden with food porn.
It's basically a story about people from very different backgrounds but equally passionate and skilled in cooking who clash but in the end learn something from each other. I don't think that's a plot spoiler particularly because you can see it coming with a blindfold on and it's the journey, as the title suggests, rather than the destination which gives its warmth and humour. There is also a nice romantic sub plot.
Drags its feet a little bit but a film that leaves you with a warm fuzzy glow, a smile on your face and a raging appetite.
- Stan’s 60%
- IMDB 75%
- Metascore 55%
- Rotten Tomatoes 68%
- RT Audience Rating* 74%
* Based on number of people who rated the film 3.5/5 and higher