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February 2010

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I went out and saw Chocolat (Warning: Annoying flash intro at Miramax website) last night.

I'd heard the name once before, but I knew absolutely nothing about it, prior to seeing it. I have to admit, I'm somewhat impressed.

The first 5 minutes gave me a nasty flashback about a horrible indy flick I saw a couple of years ago, and I had to fight the urge to walk out. I'm glad I didn't, though.

I went into it knowing that Juliette Binoche was staring in it (She was in The English Patient). I didn't, however, know that Johnny Depp was also in it. That was cool, though, because I like Depp. It's directed by the guy who did The Cider House Rules and What's Eating Gilbert Grape, which also starred Depp (And was one of the best performances by Leonardo DiCaprio's. . . erm, well, I guess that's actually the one decent performance he's had, actually).

Overall, I'd give it a about an 7 or 8 rating, on a scale of 1 to 10. It's definitely worth seeing. The acting and the directing are excellent. Very well done.

The weakest part, in my opinion, is the occasionally simplistic and fairly obvious story. From what I understand, after talking to someone who read the book it's based on, the weakness comes from the book. Apparently the book itself doesn't have the strongest plot in the world.

Guys, if you're wondering, yes this is something of a chick flick. However, it's among the better ones. Get a box of Godiva chocolates, get your girl, and go see the movie. It'll make her happy for Valentine's Day. ;-)


thanks for the write up, i've been wondering if i wanted to see that movie. and i agree with you on the leonardo comment!

Welcome. ;-)

I love watching movies, I mean really enjoy it. I spend way too much time watching movies.

This, coupled with my natural arrogance allows me to consider myself to have something of a good opinion on movies. That, and I enjoy being opinionated, so it's kinda fun to write up a little blurb on what I think about a movie.

In fact, I'll prolly be doing it even more now, since I don't know many people around here (having just moved) so I've been spending even more time than usual watching movies. ;-)

Re: Welcome. ;-)

haha, you're so much fun!!

i love movies. i've loved them since i was a kid but never really got into them as much as i have this last year. i was thinking about changing my major to cinematography and almost did after i saw fight club for the first time. in fact, i love david fincher in general ;) and terry gilliam. i'm a total movie nut, but so much for the plotlines, like my boyfriend, more for the overall atmosphere of the movie.

i'm so glad i added you back on my list! i'm sorry i took you off before, but i was having some livejournal trust issues, and took off all the people i didn't "physically" know. but i wanted to keep up with you because i like what you have to say. so, keep on sayin' it, arrogant as you want to be!

also, my friends and i have a movie community going on. it's called moviemaniacs, if you want to join! let me know!

Re: Welcome. ;-)

Don't worry about taking me off, I know how things go. ;-)

As for the Community, I'd love to join. I'm part of a ton of communities, and I never even thought to look for a movie community. ;-)


i just sent an email to brian (ramblinman) telling him to add you to the movie community. we don't talk much now, maybe you'll change that for us!
I have to give it at least an 8.5, probably a 9, though... of course it was a weak and simplistic storyline, it was supposed to be told in the style of a legend, a bedtime story, a French fairytale... which, by their very nature, have predicatble plots. :)


You are correct. ;-)

Actually, I initially gave it a rating of "a solid 8", but then just before I posted this entry I thought for a while, waffled on it, and changed it. ;-)

Honestly, I prolly should have left it as it was. ;-)


I would definitely agree. I'm a pretty big Johnny Depp fan, too.

Even 9th Gate wasn't that bad in my opinion, although he has done better.

I've always thought he was decent, but when I saw Don Juan DeMarco, I thought he kicked butt. I loved that movie. ;-)