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I am going to assume that you've all seen Chocolat, a wonderfully sweet (yes, I said that) movie staring Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, and Dame Judi Dench and directed by Lasse Hallström. It is one of my favorite movies: chocolate, romance, and Johnny Depp, what could be bad?
Just in case you've missed the film, here's what's it's about. In the late 1950s Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk move to a small French village to open a chocolate shop. Unfortunately, the devout local mayor is appalled that the store will open during Lent and does every thing he can to turn the villagers against Vianne. Meanwhile, the chocolatier seems to be able to match the perfect treat to each customer. When the gypsies come to town, the clash between the townsfolk and the outsiders reaches a climax. Will Vianne decide to pack up and be on her way or will everyone find a way to get along?
It's hard to explain the magic and fun you'll find in this Academy Award-winning film. And for those who like more than boy meets girl, don't worry, the movie has some depth. If you haven't seen Chocolat, rush right out to rent it; if you have seen it, why not give it another look?
Here's the trailer:
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