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I have referenced this unofficial genre in many film reviews of late, so I thought I should dedicate a post to it. Especially since it doesn’t have a Wikipedia page.
Because I made it up.
I did a check list for the genre in Wild. So I’ll copy and past it here, and elaborate.
Now, I love this genre. Sure, I’ve made up the title and the rules, but they are typically wondrous, fantastical, deep, meaningful, adventurous insights into a character.
I love psychology, and these movies tend to play on why we make the decisions we do, and why we interact in the way we do… Continue reading
Tagged chocolat, eat, gone girl, hector and the search for happiness, into the wild, love, pray, runaway, the secret life of walter mitty, thelma and louise, water for elephants, wild
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A mysterious and magical fable-like tale about an eccentric, colourful and embracing chocolatier named Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) and how she brightened up a deeply rooted traditional French village. Her provocative clothing, illegitimate child and outspoken values made her unwanted in the village, being cast as an evil influence. Depite this, her Chocolaterie brings hope and perspective to the guilty customers. Amongst this, there is a compelling love interest between Vianne and a free-spirited Irish traveller Roux (Johnny Depp).
I love the lead actress, , but I do wonder if they chose her because Marion Cotillard was unavailable. In any case, they are two gorgeously elegant French women with an enormous amount of talent.
This film is about depriving ourselves of things for the purpose of discipline, particularly of religion or society… Continue reading
Tagged awesome, chocolat, connie, film, film review, france, freak, johnny depp, movie, music, nz, review, song, vianne