Chocolat

Out Now On-Demand

...and the world is still indulging!

French-set romantic fable starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, from the director of What's Eating Gilbert Grape. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies floats down the river, the prejudices of the Mayor lead to a crisis.

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Drama, Romance

121mins

Rating: M

UK, USA

BBC

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If you can't be bothered running a nice warm bath, see this instead.

Rolling Stone (USA)

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A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.

Los Angeles Times

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A work of artistry and craftsmanship at the highest level, sophisticated in its conception and execution, yet possessed of wide appeal.

New York Times

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So assured in its manipulative prowess that only afterward do you realize how fully you've been worked over.

Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)

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

Hollywood Reporter

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A charming confection of a comic fable graced by an abundance of delectable performances.

Variety (USA)

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A richly textured comic fable that blends Old World wisdom with a winking, timely commentary on the assumed moral superiority of the political right.

Empire (UK)

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With the minor cavil that this is one of those films in which players of all nationalities speak English with slight French accents, this is a treat. it's a rare showcase for the wonderful Binoche.