Chocolat

Chocolat

Chocolat

French-set romantic fable starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, from the director of What's Eating Gilbert Grape. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies floats down the river, the prejudices of the Mayor lead to a crisis.

2000Rating: M121 minsUK, USA
DramaRomance
Director:
Lasse Hallström ('What's Eating Gilbert Grape', 'My Life as a Dog', 'The Cider House Rules')
Writer:
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Cast:
Juliette BinocheAlfred MolinaJohnny DeppJudi DenchPeter Stormare
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Variety

Variety

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A richly textured comic fable that blends Old World wisdom with a winking, timely commentary on the assumed moral superiority of the political right.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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So assured in its manipulative prowess that only afterward do you realize how fully you've been worked over.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.

4.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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The movie is charming and whimsical, and Binoche reigns as a serene and wise goddess.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A work of artistry and craftsmanship at the highest level, sophisticated in its conception and execution, yet possessed of wide appeal.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A charming confection of a comic fable graced by an abundance of delectable performances.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With the minor cavil that this is one of those films in which players of all nationalities speak English with slight French accents, this is a treat. it's a rare showcase for the wonderful Binoche.

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

If you can't be bothered running a nice warm bath, see this instead.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

A richly textured comic fable that blends Old World wisdom with a winking, timely commentary on the assumed moral superiority of the political right.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

So assured in its manipulative prowess that only afterward do you realize how fully you've been worked over.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.

4.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

The movie is charming and whimsical, and Binoche reigns as a serene and wise goddess.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A work of artistry and craftsmanship at the highest level, sophisticated in its conception and execution, yet possessed of wide appeal.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A charming confection of a comic fable graced by an abundance of delectable performances.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

With the minor cavil that this is one of those films in which players of all nationalities speak English with slight French accents, this is a treat. it's a rare showcase for the wonderful Binoche.

4.0
BBC

BBC

press

If you can't be bothered running a nice warm bath, see this instead.

3.0