Chocolat (2000)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 15, 2000
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Chocolat is like being force-fed chocolate for two hours.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Watching Chocolat is like binging on a bottomless box of truffles: Tastes good and sweet at first, but after a while, you start feeling a little green.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

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

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

One of those whimsical concoctions that tries too hard, and goes too long, for its own good.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Fabulous French fairy tale and romance for teens and up.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Chocolat, like Hallstrom's adaptation of The Cider House Rules, succeeds primarily through its casting.

Rob Gonsalves

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
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.
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Brilliant movie, brilliant cast, and brilliant story blends with a tempting taste from all the chocolates into a great movie named 'Chocolat'...… More
Kevin M. Williams
An international all star cast help concoct this pleasing little truffle about walking the thin line between sin and pleasure, magic and reality.
Lady D'arbanville
Chocolat is a much better film than I?d expected it to be, a small town ruled by religion who?s inhabitants refrain from sin and are expected to refrain from… More
Jim Careter
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… More
Ross Collins
French villagers' conservative lives are spiced up by the introduction of a chocolaterie. A twee 50s drama that tells a touching story if a touch too… More