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.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

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

Cast and Crew

Genres
Edibles, Period Piece: 1950s, France, Moms, Religion, Nuns & Priests, Gypsies
Screenplay
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Cast
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
Cinematography
Roger Pratt
Director
Lasse Hallstrom
Music
Rachel Portman
Producer
Miramax Films

Awards

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

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