Given the setting (small town in France in the 1950s), I found the mish-mash of accents ridiculous - there was UK, US, French, Irish, Miscellaneous European.
I will say though, Judi Dench was great and Juliette Binoche was irresistable.
Overall the story was reasonably interesting and flowed well.
It was ok.
Really enjoyed this one, something a little different.
Loved the story, themes and character development of this movie.....I will look forward to watching it again one day
Excellent film with good moral message
I had heard about it and have waited so long to see it and it was worth the wait.
great movie with a beautiful story.Good one to watch on a lazy sunday
6/10 - Just finished reading the book which is brilliant. Movie is good but I wish it followed closer to the book despite film limitation.
A very touching drama with chocolate galore!!! YUM!!!
one of my favourite movies
Lovely movie worth the watch, JD was great, shame we only get 20mins of him.Juliette Binoche was magical a must seeA.
Wonderful, light-hearted entertainment! A delicious offering for francophiles!
What an amazing movie. Seriously funny at times, at others so poignant you could cry.The bigotry in small villages is depressing, but luckily perseverance won through. Would recommend this film highly
Not a bad movie, however it seemed a little narrow minded.
One of the worst movies I have ever seen. New age overtones and touchy feely cods wallop.
A brazen plug for headonism and a stab at many of the fundamental values upon which western society is based. The magic of "chocolate" huh. What they are saying is "just follow your passions" and it will all work out. A cathedral in the movie is depicted as the center of the towns problems as it is shown as oppressive. If you get excited over Harry Potter type stuff you'll love it, otherwise avoid it.
Very enjoyable, great acting all round.
This was a fantastic movie! A beautiful storyline and solid pace.
I did enjoy this film - something a little different and Johnny Depp is just gorgeous in this film.
Very sweet, romantic and playfull yet with a message for compassion and family respect
Enjoyable but a bit tedious at times
Not as good as the book, but still a beautiful fairytale.
Thoroughly enjoyable. Layer upon layer in the storyline - I enjoyed this a lot!
A terrific film. Great heartwarming story with colorful characters and loads of chocolate goodies.
BINOCHE IS JUST SURPURB! A TRULY DELIGHTFUL FILM WITH A MESSAGE!
This is one of the most beautiful films i have seen in many years. The acting is superb, the story line delcate and delicously appealing.
Great colours. Nice story. Nothing too deep.
Absolutely wonderful! What a surprise. It is just such a beautiful film, gorgeous to look at, and with a lovely message.
I thought Chocolat was good even though Johnny Depps appearance was all of twenty minutes but juliette Binoche was great two actors who made it really enchanting to watch.
Loved the film and the story, beautiful,would like to have it in m libary. Thank you,
A Beautiful Film - to be viewed and enjoyed by Chocoholics everywhere
One of my favourites. Lovely story, great cast, am a Depp fan from way back.
A beautiful film - well worth watching!
This is one of my all-time favourite films. Wonderful cast, beautiful cinematography and I enjoyed the music so much, I bought the soundtrack CD. A magical piece of entertainment.
Good acting, good story, great entertainment
Excellent acting and a most unusual story line. It runs through many of our emotions liberally interspersed with humopur and wit. A thoroughly enjoyable film
A beautiful fairytale, could almost be of French origin.
A delightful fairytale-like movie.
An absolute delight, I hesitate to describe it as a fairy story for adults but this is exactly what it it is. I enjoyed it even more than the first wonderful impression gained in the theatre. Every aspect of film making thoughtfully attended to. Dull would he be of soul who did not enjoy this offering. A classic to watch many times.
Absolutely fabulous!! Delicious!! Music, performances and cinematography are fantastic. Juliet Binoche is stunning and as usual delivers such as sincere, believable performance but the supporting cast is also brilliant. Watch out for the absolutely brilliant Alfred Molina
The overall experience is like you’ve just eaten the most delicious chocolate in your life.
Enjoyed by the whole family, our 10 year old son loved the humour. Chocolat had a little something for all of us. Romance, humour & eye candy (Johnny Depp for mum, the odd bit of cleavage for dad & of course all that chocolate for the kids to drool over) all interwoven with a storyline of tolerance & personal development.
Good little movie and worth the watch for Johnny Depp alone.
I loved this movie - no violence for a change, Judi Dench was great as usual and all the characters were very real.
It was different to anything I'd seen her do in the past. Recommended to anyone
A delightful film. Good moral tale.
A very pretty film. Very watchable, well acted.
A touching, beautiful movie... I fell in love with Johnny Depp all over again.
Interesting.A very simple plot but well produced.
Really enjoyed this - particularly Dame Judi Dench
If you're a woman, this is not to be missed; a real chick flick
An intriguing story of life in a small French town and the lady who dares to open a Chocalaterie during Lent. The excellent characters and a good story line kept me quite fascinated.
Johnny Depp is brilliant as always.
Great cinematography, actors and story. Not just a chick flick. A very uplifting story.
If you have read and enjoyed the book be warned that the film is only very loosely based on the book. However still an excellent film, well worth watching.
Was one of the most ridiculous things I have ever had the misfortune to watch. I didn't turn it off because I was sure it would get better, as it couldn't get any worse. No theme, no plot, no story and no real ending. FORGET THIS ONE.