Page to Screen: Chocolat (2000)

based on the novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris

Watching Chocolat is like coming home a bit. Vianne reminds me of my mother a little, especially the way she carries herself. This film is a favorite in my family, but since we’re French and we like chocolate, we’re practically obligated!

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Review: Chocolat

Chocolat by Joanne Harris



I remember liking the film Chocolat–it’s charming, funny, and simple as a fable. It’s also set in France, which always endears a work to me (except, strangely, Beauty and the Beast). I haven’t seen it recently, so my memories are a little vague, but I quite enjoyed it. Imagine my surprise when I found out Chocolat was based on a novel, which promptly went on the List. This means that my reading of the novel was flavored by the film–Armande was always Judi Dench in my mind’s eye, although Vianne was rarely Juliette Binoche.

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Teaser Tuesdays: Chocolat


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

And the children… Chocolate curls, white buttons with colored vermicelli, pain d’épices with gilded edging, marzipan fruits in their nests of ruffled paper, peanut brittle, clusters, cracknells, assorted misshapes in half-kilo boxes…I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crash-crash-crashing among the hazels and nougatines…

Is that so bad?

pg. 35 of Chocolat by Joanne Harris

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