MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT (2003) Director Claude Chabrol offers a bonbon of a thriller with Huppert as the Swiss chocolate-magnate wife of a famous pianist (Dutronc) with a penchant for…
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MERCI POUR LE CHOCOLAT (2003)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Apr 22, 2003; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Isabelle Huppert; Distributors: Empire Pictures and First Run Features

Director Claude Chabrol offers a bonbon of a thriller with Huppert as the Swiss chocolate-magnate wife of a famous pianist (Dutronc) with a penchant for serving drug-laced hot cocoa to her guests -- including an unexpected visitor who may or may not be her husband's daughter. A stylishly arch dark comedy with shades of Rebecca, Merci stays on the right side of camp with an ambiguous ending that belies Huppert's perfect-wife/nutso grin.

Originally posted Apr 25, 2003 Published in issue #706-707 Apr 25, 2003 Order article reprints