|Chocolat 2000 PG-13, 121 min.|
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Victoire Thivisol, Hugh O'Conor, Peter Stormare, Leslie Caron, Carrie-Anne Moss
Adapted from Joan Harris' 1999 novel, this culinary fable takes place in a small French village where Vianne (Juliette Binoche) has moved with her young daughter, Anouk (Victoire Thivisol). Vianne opens a chocolate shop during the middle of Lent and, in the process, liberates (spiritually, mentally, and physically) the townsfolk. Nominations included: Picture, Actress (Juliette Binoche) and Supporting Actress (Judi Dench). 1 User Review
|You Won't Be Sorry||fringedweller 03/06/2007 |
| It's a graceful, quality movie, that's simply beautiful to watch. |
It's a tale about social constraints, and how some people always seem to be caught up in them, while others seem to have an inner compass or knowingness that to steer clear of restraints is what's right for them...and in small towns life one often has to pay a price for not buying into prevailing attitudes of the day.
If this is a morality tale, it's at least told in a thouroughly entertaining, 'non-lectury' way.
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