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Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 January 2001 (USA)
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

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When a single mother and her six-year-old 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 skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed. Written by Anonymous

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A comic fable from the director of "The Cider House Rules". See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Chocolate  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$157,624 (USA) (15 December 2000)

Gross:

$71,309,760 (USA) (22 June 2001)
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Trivia

According to the audio commentary on the DVD, Johnny Depp doesn't like the taste of good chocolate - he prefers the cheap Easter bunny type. See more »

Goofs

When Vianne is giving Josephine hot chocolate in the shop for the first time, the amount in Josephine's cup changes between shots. See more »

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[first lines]
Storyteller: Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility.
[Sunday morning congregation sings]
Storyteller: If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you.
[wife kicks sleeping husband in pew]
Father Henri: The season of Lent is upon us. This is of course a time of abstinence. Hopefully also it's a time of ...
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A Perfect Film !
20 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

What a pure delight Chocolat is. Gentle, Beautiful and heart warming. That could describe many films but unlike others it displays no clichés or tired ideas. It is refreshing and pure. The cast is superb, Binoche is a wonder who glides effortlessly through the part of the mysterious and beautiful Vianne. Molina is excellent as the repressed yet lustful Comte Renauld. Depp is as eccentric and wonderful as always.In fact the whole cast is fantastic. The story has all the elements of a wonderful fairy tale yet the perfect direction and the delightfully authentic french setting makes it serious movie. You really care about the characters and the many inter-twinned story lines keep you watching with joy.It also has a wonderful score and excellent costumes and sets, in fact in writing this review I cannot think of any criticism I could make. It is that rare thing : a truly perfect movie.


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