12 ways to enjoy chocolate, movie-style

It’s National Chocolate Week. Time to turn to the movies, to see how film characters get their chocolate fix.

Samuel Wigley

On a park bench like Forrest Gump. Let’s not forget, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know which one you’re going to get.

Getting it all over your face, like Bruce Bogtrotter in Roald Dahl’s Matilda.

Getting in a mess with chocolate cake, like Jitka Cerhová in the anarchist Czech classic Daisies (1966).

Rolling around in the stuff, like Ann-Margret in Ken Russell’s pop-musical fantasia Tommy (1975).

At home alone, wrapped in blankets, like Bridget Jones.

As a mug of hot chocolate (laced with something sinister) in Claude Chabrol’s icy thriller Merci pour le chocolat (2001).

Searching for one of Willy Wonka’s golden tickets, like Charlie in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).

Buying a lifetime’s supply of chocolate, like lottery-winning Max in the claymation short Mary and Max (2009)

At a Swiss chocolate factory – a location for thrills and intrigue in Alfred Hitchcock’s Secret Agent (1936).

At a French village chocolate shop with chocolatier Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp, in Chocolat (2000).

In frog form, made of Croakoa, in the wizarding world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter.

Or going the whole hog by getting naked and writhing around in liquid chocolate, like Carole Laure in Sweet Movie (1974).

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