It’s the weekend and if you’re looking for a movie to watch, I’ve got a couple of suggestions for you. I saw both of them over a month ago, but it’s been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to blog about either one. I’m glad they’re still playing!
The first is The Hundred-Foot Journey. Helen Mirren stars as Madame Mallory, the uptight owner of a Michelin-starred restaurant. When the Kadam family moves to a charming little French town from India, they open a traditional Indian restaurant right across the road from the very correct Madame Mallory. Madame Mallory claims to be able to tell all that she needs to know about a chef from the way he or she prepares an omelet. Helen Mirren does a fairly decent French accent, and her elegant, understated clothes are so beautiful.
The second recommendation is Magic in the Moonlight. Colin Firth essentially gets to reprise his role as Mr. Darcy in this Woody Allen film. Firth plays an arrogant magician who has been brought to the south of France to unmask a swindler, played by Emma Stone. If you’ve read or watched Pride and Prejudice, you can predict every movement of the plot, down to a super-awkward marriage proposal, but it’s good fun.
Today’s expression, faire tout un cinéma pour (fair toot uhn sin-ay-mah poor) means “to make a real fuss to do something.” I hope you won’t have to faire tout un cinéma to get to see one of these films this weekend. Enjoy!