French-Indian war rages in kitchen

The Hundred-Foot Journey tries to plate up a cross- cultural Indo-French romance, writes GEOFFREY EU

VISUAL appeal counts for plenty when food plays a starring role in a movie. Our sense of smell may not be involved but food porn-worthy close-ups of fresh ingredients at a farmer's market or dishes lovingly prepared in the kitchen are almost enough to make up for it. Food captivates and unites audiences in ways that other subjects - a cops-and-robbers actioner or a superhero-based blockbuster, say - will not.

Unfortunately, the image that best represents The Hundred-Foot-Journey, directed by Lasse...

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