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The Journey with Jesus: Film Reviews

Film Reviews by Dan Clendenin

Chocolat (2000)—FrenchChocolat (2000)—French

           I viewed this film as a sort of modern day parable of the Good Samaritan: the most unlikely and even pagan person, Vianne, opens a chocolate shop during Lent (!) on the square of an uptight, moralistically Catholic town in 1950s France. But she brings the town together after the Christians had split them apart.