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Better Than Chocolate (1999)

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Maggie, 19, works at a lesbian/LGBT bookstore. Her mom's getting divorced and has invited herself to stay with Maggie. Maggie hasn't told her, she's lesbian. Her new girlfriend moves in as well.

Director:

Anne Wheeler

Writer:

Peggy Thompson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Crewson ... Lila
Karyn Dwyer ... Maggie
Christina Cox ... Kim
Ann-Marie MacDonald Ann-Marie MacDonald ... Frances
Marya Delver ... Carla
Kevin Mundy ... Paul
Tony Nappo ... Tony
Jay Brazeau ... Mr. Marcus
Beatrice Zeilinger Beatrice Zeilinger ... Bernice
Peter Outerbridge ... Judy
Gerald Varga Gerald Varga ... Skin Head 1
Robert Parent ... Skin Head 2
Corrine Koslo Corrine Koslo ... Safe Sex Advocate
Veena Sood ... Religious Zealot
Tony Marr Tony Marr ... Lila's Boss
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Storyline

Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced and decides to move to Vancouver and join the household. Soon after, Lila is befriended by Judy, a transsexual about to undergo a sex-change operation. Complications ensue as the conservative Lila learns the truth about Maggie, Judy, and their diverse group of friends. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Taglines:

A Delicious Comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Christina Cox did her own driving. See more »

Goofs

After Judy and Lila have their duet in the condo, the boom mic dips briefly into the top of the frame. See more »

Quotes

Lila: Kim, dear, do you have a boyfriend?
Kim: [Politely] No, I don't.
Kim: [Meaningful look in Maggie's direction] Funny, that.
[Maggie starts to giggle]
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Crazy Credits

(Under Cast) Helicoptor ... Did you see any helicoptor shots? See more »

Alternate Versions

Available in both the 101 min. R-rated cut and a 102 min. unrated director's cut. See more »


Soundtracks

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Performed by Andrea
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User Reviews

 
Wow!
4 January 2005 | by Niamh_berminghamSee all my reviews

I can honestly say that I have never seen a lesbian move that really made me feel all warm and snuggly. I just thought the whole plot was perfect. I have nothing bad to say about the actual movie itself. I really thought they picked the perfect people to play the main parts. Having good actors and actresses really make the whole movie more enjoyable.

Better Than Chocolate certainly was one of those movies where you could sit back and relax and just enjoy it. A true romantic comedy. I personally have not seen a movie that shows what life is really like for lesbians and well, this one certainly does. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone. Old and young alike.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 1999 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Maggie & Lila See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,584, 15 August 1999

Gross USA:

$2,015,406

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,015,406
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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