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Veteran actors Helen Mirren, 68, and Om Puri, 64, star in the new DreamWorks film “The Hundred-Foot Journey.” The story is not about age though. Food, family, ego, ambition and love are the ageless themes of this mini-masterpiece.

With its confident “show, don’t tell” approach, Hollywood is, as often the case, subliminally influencing culture. In this positive example, the filmmakers authentically depict older adults as interesting, complex and purposeful individuals. “The Hundred-Foot Journey” producers Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg deserve credit for proving longevity rules, even in Hollywood.

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