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CHOCOLAT

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Chocolat

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
121 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/15/00
Wide Release Date:
01/05/01
performer:
Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lena Olin, Peter Stormare, Victoire Thivisol
director:
Lasse Hallstrom
Producers:
Fat Free Limited, Miramax
distributor:
Miramax
author:
Robert Nelson Jacobs, Joanne Harris
genre:
Comedy, Romance, Drama

We gave it a B-

To resist this Euro-synthetic confection, made to Miramax-factory specs, is not worth the principle since, unless you’re allergic to sugar or butterfat, it’s as fudge-y as advertised. Juliette Binoche stars as a luscious stranger who blows into a chilly, pinched, pious 1950s French village and sets up shop making chocolate confections that arouse the gentry to a ”shocking” preference for pleasure over abstinence. The machine-polished cast includes Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, and Lena Olin. B-