2000 PG-13 2h 1m DVD


2000 PG-13 2h 1m DVD
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A single mother and her young daughter move into a peaceful French village and open a chocolate shop during the height of Lent. At first, the shop's rich, sensuous desserts scandalize the town. But the villagers soon learn to savor the sweetness.
Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Carrie-Anne Moss, Aurelien Parent Koenig, Antonio Gil-Martinez, Peter Stormare, Leslie Caron, John Wood, Hugh O'Conor, Victoire Thivisol
Lasse Hallström
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Chocolat contains positive messages about acceptance, living life to the fullest, and love. It also contains some sexual content (including a quick glimpse of partial buttocks) and discussions of illegitimacy. Domestic violence is a theme, and there are images of a physical attack, a bloody wound, and a frightening fire. A character dies peacefully. There are some occasional salty words ("hell," "damn," "piss"), and drinking (wine, spirits) is visible.

Sexual Content

Some sexual content, including images of people kissing, buttoning up their shirts, and a brief scene in which a couple is shown in bed undressed from the waist up (but no private parts are shown). Pre-marital sex and child illegitimacy is referenced


Children are shown fighting on the playground. Domestic disputes result in brief violent scenes showing an attempted strangulation and someone being hit in the head with a pot. A bloody and bruised head wound is visible. There is a major fire, but no one is seriously hurt.


Some villagers occasionally use words like "damn," "hell," and "piss."

Social Behavior

The film centers on the idea that life should be enjoyed and lived to the fullest, even if this sometimes means going against long-standing cultural, political, and/or religious traditions. Tensions with this philosophy and the Catholic church is a major theme here.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Wine is served at a few meals; hard liquor, beer, and cognac consumed at bars and cafes. Cigarette and cigar smoking is sometimes visible. Drunken behavior sometimes leads to violent events.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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