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Chocolat (2000)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  19 January 2001 (USA)
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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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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£938,266 (UK) (2 March 2001)

Gross:

ESP 1,206,710,487 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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When Roux enters the chocolate shop the first time, Vianne hands him a chocolate to try. As he is eating the first bite, the camera changes angles and we see that the chocolate has been completely eaten. See more »

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Storyteller: Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. 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. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for ...
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Mon homme (My Man)
Written by Jacques Charles (as Jacques-Charles)/Albert Willemetz (as Albert Willernetz)/Maurice Yvain
Published by Salabert Soc/ Ascherberg Hopwood & Crew Limited
By kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Limited
Performed by Sidney Bechet
Courtesy of Disques Vogue France
Licensed by BMG Entertainment International UK & Ireland Limited
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cacao saves the day
20 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is misleading to suggest that this movie makes a fool or bad guy out of religion/Christianity. The movie simply portrays one of the many instances by which religion vis-a-vis Christianity can be manipulated by those with personal agendas to attempt to force others into particular lifestyles. The movie might have been a bit trite, but it was well done and entertaining. a much more significant problem than the treatment of Christianity was the treatment of peripheral characters, about whom we learn very little. aside from the woman running the chocolate shop and the town mayor, all of the other dynamic characters remain too flat. I would have loved to have known more about the all of these characters, with a solid cast of actors such as were present here, it really could've been accomplished with just a bit more dialogue, so long as it was done right. nevertheless, the movie was far, far better than a 2.


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