The Chocolate War
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Top Customer Reviews
All of the wonderful intricacies of thought going on in each of the characters minds were missing. And the movie is interspersed with very surreal dream sequences that don't make much sense. The Final straw was when they change the ending completely to something that Robert Cormier would never have approved of. Quite disappointed!
In the 1990's I purchased the film on Laserdisc. Included was a printed interview with Gordon, and he explained exactly why the ending was changed. This DVD version includes a recent interview with him, and he goes into more detail about why he did that. If you only remember him as an actor from the films such as CHRISTINE, BACK TO SCHOOL, and DRESSED TO KILL you will not recognize him today. Or, maybe you will. His explanation for why the ending was changed for the movie makes an incredible amount of sense. And when I viewed the film on Laserdisc I had changed my mind about that ending.
The story takes place in a Catholic prep school named Trinity. We never know what town it's located in, although I suspect it's somewhere in New England. The school is kept under control by a not-so-secret society called The Vigils. Three students run the group: Archie (Wally Ward), a President named Carter (Adam Baldwin), and a secretary named Obie (Doug Hutchinson).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It stays true to the book and has to do very much with adolescent themes.Published 1 month ago by Katie C
This is a great movie.
Good plot, excellent character development and fantastic music.
Read the book too
This movie has a very good soundtrack and a wonderful study of peer pressure.Published 12 months ago by bill christensen
My DVD came in fast and safe. The movie was completely as I expected. If you loved the book you'll love the movie. Unless your favorite character is Archie. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bianca Melton
Chocolate War is & has always been amazing. One of those movies you have your kids watch when the time is right.Published 14 months ago by firefighter
Delivered before my class time! Although this item was used, the quality is still good.Published 15 months ago by NYChick
Jerry Renault is a student of Trinity High School for boys. When the annual chocolate sale fundraiser begins, the powerful student group, the Vigils, give Jerry the assignment to... Read morePublished on May 8, 2014 by Sandra
awesome movie, the movie and case is as described. the movie plays well and the it's an authentic blu ray.Published on December 2, 2013 by veritech_13
Standing up to violence , having the choice of no, we need to teach children that they should be able to think for themselves and not be bullied into yes. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by charlotte