The movie, which has the impressive credentials of being produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg, and directed by Lasse Hallström ("Chocolat"), concerns an Indian family that opens a restaurant directly across from Madame Mallory's very fancy French restaurant, an establishment that draws guests in the form of prime ministers, presidents, and other assorted dignitaries.
In this preview, debuting exclusively on Moviefone, Papa Kadam is very angry with Madame Mallory about her insistence that his son, the very talented Hassan, come work in her kitchen. He thinks his son should stay in his kitchen, while she thinks he's destined for greater things. Both are stubborn, quick-witted, and full of barbs -- which is fun to watch. Plus, Mirren's reaction to Kadam's delivery or a smile-inducing allusion to her Oscar-winning role is priceless. "Yes, enough of you," he says. "Always up there like a queen or something."
"The Hundred-Foot Journey," complete with sassy Helen Mirren, opens everywhere August 8.