A winter day in a quiet French town comes a young woman named Vien. A little later, she opens an unusual chocolate shop, offering visitors to experience a new pleasure. Indeed, visiting her once, people again and again lend themselves to the sweet charm. Just Vien magically guesses wrong desires. And they come true! But just when the city comes Roux, Vien was finally able to understand their own...

  • Lasse Hallström

Release Date: 2001-01-19
IMDb icon 7.2/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English | French
  • Budget: $25,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $152,699,946
Odelia Gregor
03 March 2013 | 12:26

Want to consider an adaptation compared to read the book. I have to say, the movie I came like more. He brought a feeling of warmth and coziness immediately. I wanted a chocolate cake with a Cup of hot chocolate (Yes, that's so much chocolate I want). The book is never gave such a feeling. So I do not know why has developed, perhaps the reason is that read it after viewing, knew the whole story and nothing itself is not opened. The film almost word for the floor is cleared for book, not can not good, but the I stay with my opinion: "Never watch movie before how to read a book on where he is removed." There are drawbacks and in reverse order. 99% that after the book, you will spit on shot film, saying, "What these Directors have done, removed a bunch of the most important moments. And these actors? It is generally a nightmare!" Learn? Sure you been there, too. After reading you are shooting a movie in my head. Have you have the best actors perfect for the role, incredible special effects, emotions, landscapes, music and all only let your imagination. And the Director sees it differently, it also, he we have to invest in budget, technical capabilities, strings, and many other limitations. So it's important to be forgiving when you watch movies. However, sometimes no what are the causes of not can justify those of nightmares that we are asked to look at. It applies to the above work.

But also, when you read the book after the movie In... I can see much more disadvantages. In the first, you know the story and the interest is significantly reduced by it. In second, your head most likely will not your ideal heroes, and the cast of the film adaptation. About the horror! As were they absolutely not fit! Your imagination is struggling with visual memory, and that, you know, very distracting from the story.

So that's something I got distracted from original purpose. In the film is: the main characters, the atmosphere, scenery, characters. Perhaps it is due to the fact that filming so I came on the soul, book and has not left the desired impression. Of course, it is the place to be and to have its readers. For me it turned out to be... dry.

Of 9 10

Mandi Hara
24 August 2012 | 10:09

The film is not like it. As I found the movie boring. No history the actors nor the atmosphere created by Lasse Hallstrom, I was not impressed.

Plot on my opinion nothing about. He never teaches not saying anything that could take away the attention. After viewing the impression that the writers were trying to convey, tell something important and no less interesting, but it so happened that wrote a manual "How to open a chocolate shop."

But what the worst — it's atmosphere pattern, it makes you fall asleep than to watch. The atmosphere is not change to for all of two hours. No mood swings, unexpected action, "explosions". It is the movie lacks any action, which leads to the inevitable loss of attention.

Actors the situation is absolutely not change doubt could to do it. After all, he the plot involves such a constant environment.

Artwork by Lasse Hallstrom me as not impressed. Have no picture. strong points: weak plot, boring atmosphere and in addition, after viewing the sense of incomprehensibility. Or I understand the author, or it is not realized was removed.

Rachel Kipp
30 October 2011 | 05:57

Residents of one small town used to live as necessary, how prescribed a preacher and the mayor. But there appears a woman who completely changes their ideas about a happy life with help... chocolate. She miraculously guesses the desires of everyone, but what she wants itself? The answer is known only to johnny Depp, of course:)

In fact, the experience can be described in one word — disappointment. I guess I waited this film too much — so many people it praised, Yes another poster so enticing, that I imagining a beautiful tale. To practice the movie was pretty dull and pretty flat. Perhaps the only thing that is transferred well — it is the atmosphere of a small French town, living a long-established stereotypes. All this emotional void of inhabitants, accustomed that "the master of us judge" is felt practically in every frame. But at the slightest approximation, it is the impression is scattered, as a house of cards. I read that the writer pretty redrew the original book, and even changed the ending. Perhaps in the novel described convex, but in the movie there is only canvas and many unanswered questions. So why rough mix fairy tale with reality? For my taste, the magical properties of chocolate and the old woman living on insulin, as it is not too well. Why was episode greedy devouring mayor of chocolate? The scene was so rude and disgusting that completely beaten out of the fabulous entourage. Why is the mayor has suddenly decided to make an Armenian gentleman? He seriously thought that after this transformation Serzh stop beating your wife? Or it was a campaign "shave cattle and get a chocolate in a gift"? Dramatic this is not justified in any way.

In addition, my big claim to the role of Juliette Binoche — Vien it turned out absolutely incredible. Such a sugary-sweet Madame, eager to bring happiness to the whole world, a cross between Dolores Umbridge and Leland gaunt from  the"Necessary things" of the king. No, seriously, the heroine Binoche is not caused me no emotion except irritation. Have it has no internal history, only those words that were written by the writer. Even in love the some fake (Yes, I know that Binoche was nominated for it Oscar). The only "real" episode — it is a scene of attempted escape from the town, Vien showed at least some emotion.

But in the film stars johnny Depp. However, next to Binoche he looked it youngest son, but played well, Gypsies-a nomad of the it turned out quite authentic. Although the role, again, somehow, to my taste, poorly written, and the reasons for the sudden return Ru in veiled in any way (except for the predictable and banal ending, when was their with Vien last conversation about his favorite kind of chocolate. But not same he returned to the sweet talk?!). But ten minutes (of screen time) salivation for fans (like me) are provided.

In General and overall boring, disposable and the movie is clearly overrated. It is clear that my opinion is not is the truth in the last instance, I just very love the work, the authors believe the reader/viewer a complete idiot, unable to understand the meaning, yet it does not chew and does not stick in the throat. In this movie, all exactly — what are some only of the sermon of the priest, especially the final. Not a fan I am such a movie.

In the end, one point for johnny one point for the atmospheric pressure (in which not last role was played by the famous romance "black Eyes", which in the track list somehow listed as "Chocolate sauce")

2 of 10

How much has Chocolat made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $152,699,946.
How much did it cost to make Chocolat?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $25,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Chocolat?
This tv-show was directed by Lasse Hallström.
What is the genre of Chocolat?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Romance.
Who starred in Chocolat?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Antonio Gil, Hélène Cardona.
What is Chocolat IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.2.
When was Chocolat released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2001-01-19.