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Chocolat (2000)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 January 2001 (USA)
A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

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When a single mother and her six-year-old daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some skepticism. But as soon as they coax the townspeople into enjoying their delicious products, they are warmly welcomed. Written by Anonymous

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One taste is not enough See more »

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$157,624 (USA) (15 December 2000)

Gross:

$71,309,760 (USA) (22 June 2001)
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Trivia

The film's Oscar campaign became the grounds for a major fight between Miramax Chairman Harvey Weinstein and reporter Lisa Schwarzbaum, when Schwarzbaum enraged Weinstein, and said that the studio had cheaply used the endorsement of Anti-Defamation League Chairman Abe Foxman (who praised the film for its promotion of tolerance) as part of what she called a "P.T. Barnum" campaign. The dispute petered out when each side made vague apologies, and the film did get several Oscar nominations. See more »

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When Vianne is forcing Anouk to put her red cloak on towards the end of the film, there's a mirror on the wall next to the bed. A crew member is briefly visible in it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Storyteller: Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility.
[Sunday morning congregation sings]
Storyteller: If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you.
[wife kicks sleeping husband in pew]
Father Henri: The season of Lent is upon us. This is of course a time of abstinence. Hopefully also it's a time of ...
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Jaws Wired Shut (2002) See more »

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Trois Gnossiennes
Written by Erik Satie
Arranged by Ronald Corp
Performed by New London Orchestra/Ronald Corp
Courtesy of Hyperion Records
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Delightful
19 November 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This movie starts being a comedy, and finishes with drama and romance genre. And it's one of the greatest movies I already saw, with such a good atmosphere and also one of the most appetizing scenes ever.(It's really hard watching this movie while you are on a diet!) (Juliette Binoche is terrific as Vianne Rocher and Johnny Depp as Roux is so sexy!)

Viane Rocher is the owner of a chocolaterie in a small Town of France; She and her daughter Anouk are always traveling to different places to live,following the Maya's tradition, since Viane herself is daughter of a Mayan woman.In the small town, Viane makes new friends, and tries to help the people there with her cacao recipes and her talent to guess the deep desires and the favorite chocolates of everybody who talks to her. Her problems start to complicate when the Comte De Reynaud tries to boycott her store, and a sexy foreigner named Roux come to the small town with his group,making Vianne attracted to him and for the first time not guessing what is his favorite chocolate and what is behind the mysterious guy.


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