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It is the late 1950s, but it might as well be the late 1850s in a small French town where everyone behaves as they should (supposedly), and attends church regularly. When a strong North wind blows through town, it brings the vivacious and mysterious Vianne (Juliette Binoche) and her young daughter Anouk (Victoire Thivisol). Vianne is soon the talk of the town: an unwed mother who declines to go to church and opens up a chocolate shop in the midst of Lent. Her good-natured, honorable personality and psychic ability (she can predict what kind of sweets best suit each person, and magically cures each of them of their particular maladies) make her as irresistible as her delectable treats. However, Vianne and her daughter are resented by the conservative mayor, the Comte de Reynaud (Alfred Molina), and by the pious Caroline (Carrie-Anne Moss), who has disowned her own spirited mother (Judi Dench, who plays Vianne's landlady), refusing the elderly woman access to her beloved grandson.This touching fairy tale, ...
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CastAlfred Molina
DirectorLasse Hallström
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  Buena Vista Home Entertainment (August 07, 2001)
Runtime:  1hr 45min
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review by . March 24, 2001
Pros: Very heart soothing and date movie, she will melt in your arms with this one.     Cons: You would be missing a good movie if you don't see this one.     The Bottom Line: Would highly recommend to see for the very reason that every one has dreams that they want to come true.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. The story that this movie tells, is of a non-religious woman who opens a Chocolate …
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