then and now: CHOCOLAT (2000)

Though it suffered some critical disinterest and then resentment following its host of Oscar nods (including one for Best Picture), I’m from the school of leaving it alone – it’s a delightful, if misunderstood, movie.  Featuring a cast from all sorts of countries (let’s see – France, the U.S., Sweden…), Chocolat is getting Then and Now treatment!


Juliette Binoche as Vianne
In the 1985 film Farewell to Fred
And in the 2010 film Certified Copy

Judi Dench as Armande Voizin
In the 1960 TV series An Age of Kings
And in the 2011 film Jane Eyre

Alfred Molina as Comte de Reynaud
In the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark
And on the 2010 TV series Law & Order: Los Angeles

Lena Olin as Josephine Muscat
In the 1987 film The Unbearable Lightness of Being
And in a 2010 episode of the TV series Law & Order: SVU

Johnny Depp as Roux
In the 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street
And in the 2011 film The Rum Diary

Leslie Caron as Madame Audel
In the 1951 film An American in Paris
And in a 2006 episode of the TV series Law & Order: SVU
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One response to “then and now: CHOCOLAT (2000)”

  1. Andrew: Encore Entertainment says :

    Oh, how I love this one. For me this will always be the ultimate Christmas movie (yes, I know it happens during Easter). And those two children actors were great.(No Carrie Ann-Moss?)

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