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  • 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".
  • Harsher in Hindsight: The plot about Serge (Peter Stormare) abusing his wife Josephine (Lena Olin), considering what later came out about one of the main stars.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight
    • Johnny Depp's arrival sees a character mistake his River Rats for pirates, with him as their captain. Is it possible to have a retroactive Actor Allusion?
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    • It's also not the last time Johnny Depp would star in a movie about chocolate.
  • 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.

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