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Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | | 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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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aurelien Parent Koenig ...
Luc Clairmont (as Aurèlien Parent Koenig)
Jean-Marc Drou (as Antonio Gil-Martinez)
Harrison Pratt ...
Élisabeth Commelin ...
Yvette Marceau (as Elisabeth Commelin)
Guillaume Tardieu ...
Father Henri


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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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chocolate  »

Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The scenes on the lake were not filmed in France but in Fonthill Park, near Tisbury in Wiltshire UK. See more »


While Pere Henri is doing his gardening, the Comte De Reynaud suddenly speaks with an English accent. See more »


[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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Referenced in Fronterz (2004) See more »


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Words and Music by Robert Johnson
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Licensed Courtesy of Paul Rodriguez Music Ltd.
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Mmmm, Mmmm, Good!
18 August 2001 | by (Sunny California) – See all my reviews

I had heard all the rave reviews, saw the number of Oscar nominations this flick received but still wasn't convinced it was a movie I'd like. I want to kick myself now for waiting this long to see it! Yes, I forsook the big screen for the video but I wasn't disappointed a bit.

Chocolat is a wonderful movie. It deals with real issues that people face. The characters are believable because they have flaws. They've got inward struggles which makes this film even better. It's a story of the human condition and how even deep prejudices can be overcome by the simple act of kindness and the willingness to strive for individuality.

I have to admit the only reason I wanted to watch this movie at first was because of Johnny Depp. I have to say I loved his performance as Roux. I wished the writers would've done more with his character but what we did get to feast on was incredible. Juliette Binoche was also incredible as Vianne and the chemistry between all the actors was great.

I would recommend Chocolat. If you haven't seen it, what are you waiting for? It's great to see there are still film makers out there that have a sense of humanity. Chocolat is all of that and more.

Chocolat was indeed Mmmm, Mmmm, good!!

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