I love chocolate. I mean REALLY love chocolate. Even more than I love Oprah. I'm obsessed with chocolate really. I rarely go a day without a hefty dose of chocolate. Chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered raisins, dove chocolate, dark chocolate, chocolate almonds, chocolate candy bars, peanut m&ms, chocolate fountains....strawberries, bananas, cookies, marshmallows....are all my favorites dipped in the chocolate fountains....no white chocolate though please.
So, with that said, it would only be natural to believe that when the movie Chocolat came out...hmmmmm.....8 years ago?..... I would have been the first in line at the theaters. But for some reason I resisted. I've seen it in the movie rental store for years now and never even picked up the case to read the back cover. I never even new that Johnny Depp was in the movie. Have I been hiding under a rock? And why did I never hear SOMEone say "hey, did you see that movie Chocolat....you should go"....not once did I hear anyone EVER talk about this movie.
So, my friend Kelly tells me that I have Starz on demand....who knew??.....I've had digital cable for years now and never new that these free movies on demand existed. I just don't watch movies very often. So hubby is out of town for the night and the boys had a friend spend the night. So after I tucked everyone in for the night I figured...you know what...I'm gonna have me a glass of wine and curl up on the couch to watch a chic flick. Chocolat is on demand this month. I'll watch Chocolat.
O......M.......G This is my new favorite movie. I mean I just LOVE it! I've never been a huge Johnny Depp fan....he kinda creeped me out in Edward Scissorhand and I could never get past that. Until Pirates came out. I think he is the sexiest man alive in those movies....black teeth and all. But OOHHHHH BOY is he yummy in this movie. My daughter's famous line kept echoing in my head during the entire movie "he's just like my favorite candy bar and I just want to EAT him".
But my favorite scene in the whole movie is when the Mayor is in the store window with the chocolate display and he goes a little crazy in a cookie monster sort of way.....I laughed until I had tears running down my face....all by myself....with my glass of wine.... Wanna know why? Because I was envisioning MYSELF doing the same damn thing. That's what I look like when I'm hiding in the laundry room closet with the left over Easter candy.....shoveling it in as fast as I can...."cookie monster style"....so that the kids won't catch me.....because eating candy in my house before dinner is a no-no. I was watching this scene over and over again (I rewinded and watched it 3 times) and kept thinking that I wish I knew how to take a video clip of that scene and somehow edit it in such a way that I could put my head on that guys body and post it in my blog! I need help.
If you've been hiding under the same rock as me...you really should go watch that movie.