Lists: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Cooking, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies float down the river the prejudices of the Mayor leads to a crisis."

Overall Ranking: 1084 (Rank from 2000: # 18)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97
Rob from GuysFilmQuest81
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Keith And The Movies61(full review)

People Involved

  • Juliette Binoche (Vianne Rocher)
  • Alfred Molina (Comte Paul de Reynaud)
  • Johnny Depp (Roux)
  • Carrie-Anne Moss (Caroline Clairmont)
  • Judi Dench (Armande Voizin)
  • Antonio Gil (Jean-Marc Drou)
  • Hélène Cardona (Francoise Drou)
  • Hugh OConor (Pere Henri)
  • Lena Olin (Josephine Muscat)
  • Peter Stormare (Serge Muscat)
  • Aurelien Parent Koenig (Luc Clairmont)
  • Victoire Thivisol (Anouk Rocher)
  • Harrison Pratt (Dedou Drou)
  • Gaelan Connell (Didi Drou)
  • Elisabeth Commelin (Yvette Marceau)
  • Ron Cook (Alphonse Marceau)
  • Leslie Caron (Madame Audel)
  • John Wood (Guillaume Blerot)
  • Lasse Hallström (Director)