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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    A charming trifle, beautifully filmed in a Currier & Ives setting, with buttery-smooth performances from Binoche and Depp, and enough good tidings in its nougat center to get you through the holidays. show more

  • 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.

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

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