Chocolat (2000)

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running Time:  121 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.63
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Cast: Johnny Depp, Alfred Molina, Lena Olin, Carrie-Anne Moss, Judi Dench, Juliette Binoche, Leslie Caron

Synopsis

In the 1950s, single mother Vianne Rocher (Binoche) and her 6-year-old daughter move to the small French town of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, where Vianne opens a chocolate shop, during Lent, across from the town's church (and she's open on Sundays). As you'd imagine in a small town, her wares are soon adored and consumed by the locals, but not without some resentment and opposition. In addition to Vianne's story, this is an ensemble piece drama about the many locals who frequent the chocolate shop, and the "Grand Festival of Chocolate" that Vianne holds... on Easter Sunday.

Received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Music Score, Best Picture and Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Studio: Miramax Films
Producer(s): David Brown, Leslie Holleran, Kit Golden
Screenplay: Robert Nelson Jacobs

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  • 5 stars "I totally loved it!!!!!"
  • 5 stars "Lena Olin should have won the oscar for her role. What an actress! Great movie with incredible actors all well cast.. But Lena stole the show for me."