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Chocolat

(DVD - 2001)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their delicious products, their attitudes begin to change.
Title: Chocolat
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Publisher: [United States] : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2001], c2000.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Videodisc release of the 2000 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Joanne Harris.
Special features: The making of Chocolat featurette; commentary with director Lasse Hallström and producers David Brown, Kit Golden and Leslie Holleran; the costumes of Chocolat; production design featurette; deleted scenes.
Summary: When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their delicious products, their attitudes begin to change.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13.
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Statement of Responsibility: Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström
Credits: Director of photography, Roger Pratt ; editor, Andrew Mondshein ; music, Rachel Portman ; costume designer, Renée Ehrlich Kalfus ; production designer, David Gropman.
Performers: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp.
System Details: DVD; Dolby digital.
Other Language: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English and French with Spanish subtitles.
Subject Headings: Chocolate France Drama. Lent France Drama. Cities and towns France Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films-2001.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2001.
DVD-Video discs-2001.
Topical Term: Chocolate
Lent
Cities and towns
Publisher No: 021682
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I saw this movie some years ago. Now that I've visited the town in which this movie was shot in, I'm going to check it out again. And you do need chocolat when watching this moving.

Boring, predictable and bland. Johnny Depp is creepy as he is in all his movies. Forgettable.

On my first viewing, Leslie Caron was still so mesmerizing, that I had to watch it over to get into the story. On each repeated visit I found something else of interest. One of those films I can watch annually and enjoy it every time.

Jan 21, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A beautiful character study, wonderfully cast, and magical. One of those rare movies that really gets inside and lifts the spirits.

Jan 21, 2012
  • LT rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite movies, part allegory, part romance, and a little bit surreal. Rich visuals, especially the birthday party. Prepare to be hungry.

Sep 12, 2011
  • MegMotionless rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful! The entire plot line was interesting and enticing and you really felt for the characters. Johnny Depp, of course, performed his role beautifully. Definitely recommend it!

Aug 15, 2011
  • juliekal rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like chocolate, this tantalizing movie is sensual and rich and intensely pleasurable. I was lucky enough to have seen it originally on the big screen, where the music and visuals swept me up onto a cloud of fairytale-like wonder from the very start. A valentine for all lovers.

Nov 08, 2010
  • AnneDromeda rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Need a movie to watch with culture, sensuality, romance and substance? As the lead character would say, "Try this one; it's your favourite." The entire cast of _Chocolat_ turn in charming performances. Particularly notable are those from Juliette Binoche - who creates a complex, flawed mother with a witchy cackle to match her sorcercy with chocolate - and Carrie Ann Moss, who was so in-character as a cold, proper widow that I didn't even recognize her until my second viewing. Depp's spoken lines may not leap to memory immediately, but his physical presence as a sex symbol is stronger here than in almost all his work since, and his chemistry with Binoche at times nearly literally crackles.

Sweet without being saccharine, this atmospheric, sensual film is just the way to shake off the late-fall blahs.

Oct 13, 2010
  • CristaTheClerk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Decadent in a heart-warming way. Best to see in the fall with a cup of homemade cocoa - and served by a strikingly handsome gypsey man!

Aug 27, 2010
  • redwallflower rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I watched this years ago, but only recently read the book, so I decided to watch it again. This is a wonderful movie - beautifully shot, beautifully acted. And, cliché, I know, but I craved chocolate the whole time.

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  • nadian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Brief moments of mature language.

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Sexual Content: Brief scenes of sexual content and hinted sexuality throughout film.

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  • CristaTheClerk rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I'll be back later to get that squeak out of your door.

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