If I Stay
PG, Drama, 108 min
Mia (ChloŽ Grace Moretz) is a 17-year-old gifted cellist with a loving family and boyfriend (Jamie Blackley) as well an amazing career ahead of her. That all changes in an instant when Mia and her family are involved in a horrible car accident.
Rushed to ICU, hovering between life and death, Mia has an out-of-body experience as she lies in a coma. She finds out her parents died in the accident and watches as her extended family and friends come to visit her in the hospital. She soon realizes she has a choice to makewake up to a life that will be more difficult than she had ever imaginedor let go and die.
Based on the young adult novel by Gayle Forman.
Canadian Connection: Filmed in Vancouver and Coquitlam, British Columbia. Several cast members are Canadian.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
PG, Drama, 122 min
After a tragic incident, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), moves from their native India to make a fresh start in a safer place. Their van breaks down just outside the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. They're rescued by Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), who takes them in and gives them an exquisite meal. Papa finds a place for sale that he believes would be perfect for them to open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. His secret weapon is his talented son, Hassan (Manish Dayal), for whom cooking is an art and a passion.
However, Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), the chilly owner of a Michelin-starred French restaurant, objects to the existence of a new restaurant 100 feet from her own. She decides to make things difficult for the Kadams. As the clash between the two establishments escalates, Hassan falls for Marguerite, who turns out to be Madame Malloryís sous chef.
Based on the novel "The Hundred-Foot Journey" by Richard C. Morais.