By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated January 05, 2001 at 05:00 AM EST

Chocolat

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  • Movie
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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-

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Chocolat

type
  • Movie
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mpaa
  • PG-13
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  • 121 minutes
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