• Chocolat (2001)

Chocolat

Release Date: January 5th, 2001

DVD Release Date: August 7th, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on the community stubbornly rooted in tradition. Within days, she opens an unusual chocolate shop, across the square from the church. Her ability to perceive her customers' desires and satisfy them with just the right confection, coaxes the villagers to abandon themselves to temptation -- just as Lent begins.

Cast: Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Lena Olin, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare, Carrie-Anne Moss, Leslie Caron

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, David Brown Productions, Fat Free Limited

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Rescue, France, Emotional, 1950s, Friend, Temptation, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is charming and whimsical, and Binoche reigns as a serene and wise goddess. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    It's tantalizing, delectable and randy, a movie of melting eroticism and toothsome humor.

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Too bad Chocolat isn't as seductive as its leading lady.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture