87% of mainstream block buster movies will let you downDecember 1, 2007 at 10:14 pm | Posted in Film | 4 Comments
Tags: Chocolat, Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche
Once again I watched a movie that my gut feeling had previously stopped me from watching – and found it to be as dull and boring as I biasedly thought it would be.
Chocolat (UK/USA 2000) – not even the chocolate is right, or since when were Mayan chocolates, spiced with chili, a thing that anybody craved for in the late 1950s? The main character, played by Juliette Binoche, is filled by an unbearable desire to do good to the people around her, ideally by the means of chocolate, and the audience eventually has to buy the message that it was better for the old lady Amande, who suffers from diabetes, to ruin her health happily by drinking gallons of hot chocolate, even though this leads to a premature death. Johnny Depp is the blandest gypsy ever, and the fact that not even the defamatory pamphlets to expel the gypsies are in French doesn’t make it better either.
I should really stop watching mainstream cinema.