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Not recommended under 11; parental guidance recommended 11-13 (Lacks interest for young children; Themes; Violence)
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|Children under 11||Not recommended due to lack of interest, themes and violence|
|Children aged 11 to 13||Parental guidance recommended due to themes and violence.|
|Children aged 13 and over||OK for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Hundred-Foot Journey, The|
|Consumer advice lines:||Mild themes and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Papa Kadam (Om Puri), after losing his wife and the family restaurant to a devastating fire, decides to leave his home in Mumbai and take his family to seek greener pastures in the Europe. While travelling across Europe, Papa Kadam stumbles across a dilapidated restaurant in the south of France and decides it will make the perfect venue for the new Kadam family restaurant, Maison Mumbai.
Unfortunately for Papa Kadam, one hundred feet across the road is the French restaurant Le Saule Pleureur owned by the widow Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). Madame Mallory is horrified at the thought of having a traditional Indian restaurant across the road from her Michelin star restaurant. Papa Kadam and Madame Mallory butt heads, with each trying to sabotage the other’s business.
Fortunately the fiery confrontation between the two restaurant owners begins to change when Papa Kadam’s son Hassan (Mannish Daval), who is a culinary genius, develops a romantic friendship with Madame Mallory’s sous-chef Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon). Marguerite lends Hassan several French cook books which Hassan quickly masters and he then uses his newly acquired culinary skills in an attempt to win over the stony Madame Mallory.
It is only when local bigots set fire to Maison Mumbai in an attempt to run Papa Kadam and his family out of town, that Madame Mallory is outraged, has a change of heart, and begins forming a friendship with the Kadams.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Restaurants and cooking; bigotry and racism; death of a parent/family member
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
There is some violence in this movie including:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes and scary visual images, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children aged under eight, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group may also be disturbed by the above-mentioned scenes
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children in this age group are unlikely to be disturbed by anything apart from the above-mentioned violence
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Nothing of concern
Citroen cars and mobile phones.
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some hugging, passionate dancing and kissing
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
There is some mild coarse language in this movie, including:
The Hundred-Foot Journey, based on a novel by Richard C. Morais, is a romantic comedy about cultural opposites learning to coexist. The film targets older adolescents and adults, particularly those who like films about cooking and good food. The film has a great cast and spectacular views of the French countryside. The story is likely to lack interest for younger children and has some violent scenes that are quite scary.
The main messages from this movie are:
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