Chocolat (2000)



Critic Consensus: Chocolat is a charmingly light-hearted fable with a lovely performance by Binoche.

Movie Info

The most tempting of all sweets becomes the key weapon in a battle of sensual pleasure versus disciplined self-denial in this comedy. In 1959, a mysterious woman named Vianne (Juliette Binoche) moves with her young daughter into a small French village, where much of the community's activities are dominated by the local Catholic church. A few days after settling into town, Vianne opens up a confectionery shop across the street from the house of worship -- shortly after the beginning of Lent. … More

Rating: PG-13 (for a scene of sensuality and some violence)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Nelson Jacobs
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 7, 2001
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as Vianne Rocher

as Caroline Claimont

as Armande Voizin

as Comte de Reynaud

as Josphine Muscat

as Serge Muscat

as Madame Audel

as Guillaume Bierot

as Anouk Rocher

as Pere Henri

as Jean-Marc Drou

as Francoise Drou

as Dedou Drou

as Didi Drou

as Yvette Marceau

as Alphonse Marceau

as Baptiste Marceau

as Madame Rivet

as Madame Pouget

as George Rocher

as Thin Grizzled Man

as Musician

as Musician

as Musician

as Storyteller
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Critic Reviews for Chocolat

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (33)

Ultimately, especially coming from director Lasse Hallstrom, such a slight flick doubles as a fat disappointment.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Hallström should refrain from preachy parables and move on to an entrée

Full Review… | May 16, 2012
Old School Reviews

Fabulous French fairy tale and romance for teens and up.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

It takes the radical stance that people should indulge their pleasures, unless they're really mean, in which case they should eat some chocolate and learn to be nice.

Full Review… | September 24, 2007

A mythic fable about tolerance and love with the bitter-swet flavor of a candy that's not entirely fresh but still digestible.

Full Review… | May 31, 2006

Most movies that criticize religion argue for the abolition of institutions. Chocolat suggests the problem lies in how people manipulate religion to get what they want.

December 6, 2004
Looking Closer

Audience Reviews for Chocolat

A fairy-tale that obviously doesn't qualify as my favorite. You don't need no Vianne to tell that. Kids, among others, might find this Chocolat tasty.

familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

An international all star cast help concoct this pleasing little truffle about walking the thin line between sin and pleasure, magic and reality.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

I thought this was gonna be a dumb romance, but this movie was really good. The true great thing is the music, the score was perfect if you ask me. I think they could've made the town brighter and more colorful if you get what im saying. The acting was great, and deserved more recognition. The plot was well done and fun. This was a very good movie, and I wish you see it.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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