- Adaptation Displacement: Most people have not heard of the original novel, and Joanne Harris herself has described the film as "milk chocolate" while the novel is along the lines of "dark chocolate".
- Hilarious in Hindsight
- Les Yay: Between Vianne and Josephine. Much.Vianne: (to Josephine) It's alright to feel this way. It's allowed.
- Overshadowed by Controversy: The film is remembered more for its ridiculously aggressive Oscar campaign than for its actual quality.
- The Woobie: Josephine.
YMMV / Chocolat