Saturday night I watched 'Chocolat' for the 3rd time. 3rd time must have been the charm b/c I really really liked this movie, even more than in the past. I think 'Chocolat' is one of the most relevant movies I've ever seen, especially for those in 'traditional' churches. What's more, I don't think I've ever seen a movie where I've felt so connected to so many of the key players in the plot. Dynamite character development!
Chocolat is about a woman and her daughter who turn an old school french town upside down (or downside up?). I think the best way to describe this movie is to quote the priest's message given near the end of the film. This quote summarizes the problem the town was experiencing and the solution it found: Listen, here's what I think. I think that we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do. By what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we *embrace*, what we create and who we include.
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