Thursday, February 14, 2008

Chocolat

Recently I watched the movie, Chocolat (2000). It’s about a single mom who opens up a chocolate shop in very small town in France around 1960. She has a special gift for guessing people’s favorite chocolate. What I liked about this movie was that she used chocolate to instill hope and change in people’s lives. A married couple regained the romance and passion they had in their youth. A battered wife learns to make chocolate but learns more than just a trade. She learns self respect. A lonely older man finds courage to approach the old widow he has secretly had feelings about. Even the old landlord rediscovers her grandson and friendship.

Watching the story unfold, you see transformation take place in the lives of the individual town people. When the controlling town mayor tries to turn the hearts of the people against the chocolate maker, you see hope fade. Hope is a powerful thing.

Proverbs 13:12, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

It was a pleasant movie to watch; it made me smile and at times made me laugh out loud.

Have a pleasant, loved filled Valentine’s Day.

© Nadine Z. 2008

22 comments:

Tom Zawacki said...

Would you be my Valentine?

Tom

palmtreefanatic said...

I never seen this movie, but it looks like it could be good!
Happy Valentines Day Nadine!

Shionge said...

Sounds really interesting so long it is about chocolate heheheh...what a lovey show indeed to celebrate V Day huh?

Happy Valentine's Day Nadine :D

yewnorkbabe said...

I remember seeing that movie many years ago. It is a movie about hope. And chocolate. What could be better than that?

Happy Valentine's Day.

God bless.

Nadine said...

Tom -

Of course I will. Always and forever.

the160acrewoods said...

i remember that movie! it was really nice from what i remember!
happy valentine's day nadine!!

Two Write Hands said...

Now I have a new suggestion for my next movie rental. :) Happy Valentine's Day!

Debz said...

I have heard about this ovie over the years but never did get around to watching it. Thanks for reminding me of it.
Happy alentines Day!

Jen(n) said...

I was just thinking last night that I hope you post an article about this movie! You seemed so moved by it. :0)
Happy Valentine's Day

Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

Yea it is kind of a cute movie. I saw it years ago, but I can't remember much. I need to rent it :)

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

I saw part of it on TV Sunday morning. I wanted to watch it all, but had to get up and at 'em with my kids. What little of it I saw, I really loved.

Knitting Mania said...

Great movie, I loved it, it spoke volumes of "Hope" to me too! Have a Happy Valentine's Day. Thanks for stopping by.

Art said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Nadine.

Dawn said...

I definitely need to rent that movie. Another movie about hope - Hope Floats - I need to watch that one again, too.

Happy Valentine's Day from the Valentine Capital of the World!

KarenW said...

Sounds like a great movie. Happy Valentine' Day to you too.

Sandy said...

Great post Nadine! Perfect for Val. Day. I love chocolate, and I loved that movie.
Happy V Day!

jennifer said...

I loved that movie enough to purchase it - that's saying something for me! Happy Valentine's Day to you and Tom! Jennifer

Keshi said...

awwwwwwww...

Happy V-day to u and ur husband!


HUGGGGGGGGGZ!
Keshi.

Damselfly said...

This is one of my favorite movies! I should watch it again soon.

Cherrye said...

Ahhh....your husband is so sweet!!

Happy VD to you. Johnny Depp is soo cute in that movie!

Totallyscrappy said...

It is a good movie. Super watching for Valentine's Day.

Karolee said...

I loved this movie. I haven't seen it for ages. Thanks for the reminder. I may have to rent it and watch it again.