Sunday, August 3, 2014
"The Hundred-Foot Journey"
This past Wednesday, I had the pleasure of attending a screening of "The Hundred-Foot Journey" with friends, before it is released on August 8th. It all started when I was contacted by the Publicity and Promotions Coordinator for Disney in Seattle asking if I would like to attend. Of course my answer was 'Yes!' This was the first time being on the VIP list for an event and let me tell you, it felt AMAZING. Having my name on reserved seats at a movie theater...when does that happen? For all I cared, that could've been the Oscars.
This movie was heartwarming, funny and reminded me why I love food so much. The basic premise was a family from India moves to France, establishes a restaurant and competition ensues with the restaurant next door. For me, this movie was about never being afraid to venture out, despite the obstacles that are present. New journeys will always contain times of triumphs and failures but at the end of the day, true success will occur when you are not only happy about the success you have achieved, but how you've achieved your success and who you've become along the process. You'll never be truly happy unless those factors come together and form you into the person that you are today. This is true to my life right now. Oh man, now I'm getting teary eyed. Ha!
I did not read the novel so I don't know how accurate it is the the story, but I really liked this movie. One of my friends that went read reviews before we watched it and thought he wasn't going to like it. Turned out, he liked it! If that isn't a good sign, I don't know what is.
Posted by Aaron John at 7:46 PM