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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fabulous French fairy tale and romance for teens and up.

Movie PG-13 2000 121 minutes
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Positive messages and strong female characters

This movie is romantic, entertaining, and magical. It has such strong and female characters and very positive messages about not putting up with abuse, racism, discrimination, or any other crap in the name of religion or tradition. The main character is a single mother who owns her own business making exotic chocolates. She rescues another woman from her physically abusive husband, and stands up to the injustice in the village. This movie shows that you can still be a good and moral person even if you are not perfectly conventional, and that discrimination against others is wrong. There is no nudity, only brief sensual kissing, and it is a very good movie. PLEASE do not listen to the offended Karen who reviewed this movie lol.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (12 ):

This whimsical little fairy tale is as delicious as its chocolates, with a terrific score and lots of great issues for family discussion.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: December 15, 2000
  • On DVD or streaming: August 7, 2001
  • Cast: Alfred Molina , Johnny Depp , Juliette Binoche
  • Director: Lasse Hallstrom
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Miramax
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 121 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: a scene of sensuality and some violence
  • Last updated: April 5, 2023

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