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NEW Binoche/dench/molina/olin - Chocolat (Blu-ray)
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Meanwhile, Vianne finally warms up and disarms her crotchety landlady, jumpstarts a tired marriage for two villagers, and befriends a battered woman, played with appropriate pathos, delicacy, and spirit by Lena Olin. She also manages a flirtation with an Irish drifter named Roux, well played by Johnny Depp, though they seem to lack chemistry together.Read more ›
The story has been told many ways. Yet this movie is still unique in its presentation. We get to visit with our favorite actors and they do such a good job that they do not overwhelm the characters. I especially liked Alfred Molina who played a similar role in "Enchanted April (1992)" as someone that really was not a bad person; he was just misunderstood or has a misunderstanding and comes around later to be really a good guy.
Like "Babette's Feast", everyone is supposed to shun Vianne Rocher who goes out of her way to help people. And like "Like Water for Chocolate" the movie has a mystical feel.
Basic story is a town where everyone knows their place and duty is visited by a north wind caring a mysterious woman and her daughter. Their present's wakes up the people from their organized existence.
The DVD has all the DVD goodies that you are looking for, such as voice over, deleted scenes etc. And they do not force the coming attractions on you.
Chocolat tells the story of two people who descend upon a provincial French village in the wake of a sly and strong north wind. Those two people are Vianne and her young daughter Anouk. Oh, perhaps I should say two people and an animal. Anouk has an imaginary friend, Pontouf, who is a kangaroo. She sets up shop, a potisserie, and opens it during Lent, not exactly perfect timing in a God-fearing village whose inhabitants believe in calm, tranquilitee, to use French. Basically, knowing one's place, being obedient to authority, and going to church on Sunday are the pillars of this French village.
The idealist and romantic Vianne comes against the extremely conservative mayor, the Comte de Reynaud, as well as most of the people here. She doesn't wear black, doesn't go to church on Sundays, and (gasp!) is an unwed mother. She is also the only one who accepts Roux, the handsome leader of raft-bound river rats the town shuns as being immoral. As a wanderer herself, Vianne naturally finds affinity with the riverfolk.
Before long, things start happening in the village. People who buy her wares become more loosened in attitude, more courageous, and in the case of one married couple, saves their marriage with a rebirth in their sex life. She also helps her landlady establish ties with her grandson, who has an affinity for drawing morbid pictures.Read more ›
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Would not play on our machine. Other DVDs work fine! Am I able to return it? What's the process?Published 18 days ago by Norma Crone
Excellent film remplit de situations cocasses et réflexives. Acteurs impressionnants.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A sweet slice of life story with a twist and a sprinkling of whimsy.Published 11 months ago by Chris Conrad
Hmmm Chocolate in all forms and tastes....a mysterious mother and child descend on a small town, opening up a shop making chocolate. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ingrid Pawley
This is one of the best movies I have seen, just loved it. Very well acted and good storyPublished 16 months ago by N.