Chocolat

2000

Action / Drama / Romance

169
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 164258

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Cast

Carrie-Anne Moss as Caroline Clairmont
Johnny Depp as Roux
Judi Dench as Armande Voizin
Peter Stormare as Serge Muscat
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by diogomanuel 6 / 10

A delicious movie you can watch with your girlfriend

I love chocolate and in this movie it is like a supporting actor: many scenes evolve around it being eaten or while it is being made. I really had to visit the local chocolaterie on my way home...

It is a movie to be enjoyed by the whole family, with some odd moments that can be described as humorous, and some clichés that may only be considered realistic if one had the experience of living in a small town, where everyone knows everyone and gossip is the favorite pastime.

As a confessed chocoholic I enjoyed this movie but I must admit that its slow pace and story line may not appeal to everyone.

Reviewed by dncorp 8 / 10

Undescribable

Having lived allover the World as U.S. Military, living at Villages just like this Chocolat 1959 Village, except from the 1960s till decades later. This movie is so accurate of life in a village, but not a stereotype.

Some of the villages I lived at were even smaller. A dozen homes and businesses at the center surrounded by miles of farmland and some (large) homes within walking distance of the center of the village. Typical of the villages I lived at orange ceramic tile roofs, with white buildings, cobblestone streets.

Takes months to years for the locals to trust you. But once they do, their trust is for life.

Some of the Common Rules. Church on Sunday absolutely no work. Saturday Recreation no loud noise work like mowing the lawn, expected that you are at the local Village Bar, Tavern, Gasthaus Saturday Evening to discuss anything. Police yourself and each other, as the nearest Law Enforcement is miles away at the nearest Town, this adds an extra layer of Security as if a Villager sees something suspicious everybody knows within minutes with a dozen or more Villagers taking a look. Every Year you were expected to participate in the dozen or more Village Festivals celebrating Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Planting, Harvest, Beer, Wine, whatever crop(s) they grow, Founder's Day, and many more or be considered "Anti Social".

Reviewed by Filipe Neto 6 / 10

An interesting and thought-provoking movie.

This film is a kind of modern tale and speaks essentially of the right to be different and of the injustice we can commit when judging a person we do not know simply because it is different from us. The story, set in a small French conservative village in the sixties, shows the difficulties a woman feels in integrating and thriving a factory of handmade chocolates. The problem is that this woman does not fit into that society, outdated by nature and led by a deeply backward aristocrat, clinging to the ancient privileges of her lineage. She is modern, single mom and her sweet ones have the ability to awaken the most secret desires of those who eat them. It gets worse later, with the arrival of a group of gypsies, which the village initially faces as dangerous rioters. For those who are inattentive, the film may seem like a harsh criticism of the Catholic Church and conservatism, but it is not. It uses religion as a vehicle for criticizing hypocrisy, those people who speak one thing and act in a totally opposite way for convenience, shyness or fear of criticism.

The film has excellent scenarios and everything fits very well in context and historical time. The connection between Vianne and the ancient Amerindian people seems a bit forced but ends up being digestible with the unfolding of the film. The actors generally did a great job, but there are three that deserve a special mention, on merit: Juliette Binoche, who plays Vianne in a very pleasant and convincing way, Alfred Molina, in the role of the ultra-conservative Count and Judi Dench, who gave life to the eccentric Armande. The film also features Johnny Depp as the gypsy boss, but he is clearly lefting in this film. His character does not fit well and he lacks chemistry with the cast, particularly Binoche. It was a mistake to conceive his character the way it was conceived.

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