Chocolat Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Chocolat the Movie

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Free-spirited Vianne (Binoche) and her young daughter Anouk (Thivisol) are literally blown into the dull French town of Lansquenet in the late 1950s. Before the scandalized eyes of the Comte de Reynaud (Molina), the community's moral arbitrator, the unmarried hussy opens a chocolaterie--during Lent! While the Comte tries to rally the residents to boycott the establishment, Vianne's delicacies are setting the townspeople's pulses racing, as she becomes intrigued by gypsy vagabond Roux (Depp). Sweetly predictable if overly chastising against religion and conventional morality. Binoche is radiant as usual (and have some chocolate handy when you watch). Based on the novel by Joanne Harris.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 121 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Edibles, Period Piece: 1950s, France, Moms, Religion, Nuns & Priests, Gypsies
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Juliette Binoche, Victorie Thivisol, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, Judi Dench, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Carrie-Anne Moss, John Wood, Hugh O'Conor, Leslie Caron, Aurelien Parent Koenig
Roger Pratt
Lasse Hallstrom
Rachel Portman
Miramax Films


Screen Actors Guild 2000: Support. Actress (Dench).

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