It's quite an interesting little tale about a free-spirited single mother, with a knack of guessing what type of chocolate treat is your favorite, who opens a chocolate shop in a small town of France that rejects her. The fact that this film received a Best Picture Academy Award nomination remains a choice of controversy among avid moviegoers. Juliette Binoche, however, who received a Best Actress nomination, undoubtedly proves that she earned it. It's touching and even sometimes funny with a strong message.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Peter Stormare, Carrie-Ann Moss, Leslie Caron, John Wood, Hugh O'Conor, Victoire Thivisol

Directed by:

Lasse Hallstrom.


2000 comedy/drama

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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