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Better Than Chocolate (1999)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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A Delicious Comedy

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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13 August 1999 (Canada)  »

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Maggie & Lila  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$84,584 (USA) (15 August 1999)

Gross:

$2,011,254 (USA) (7 November 1999)
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Trivia

The title of film comes from a lyric in Sarah McLachlan's song called "Ice Cream", "Your love is better then chocolate". 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

[Frances is about to attack the homophobic customs official; Bernice, a security guard, steps in]
Bernice: Do we have a problem in here?
Frances: Bernice? Oh my god, I haven't seen you since the women's music festival!
[Bernice hustles Frances and Maggie out the door]
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Filmed entirely on location on Earth See more »

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Featured in Little Sister's vs. Big Brother (2002) See more »

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Shameless
Written & Performed by Ani Difranco
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A beautiful celebration of life, love, and diversity.
15 April 2004 | by (Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie rich in both love and life. Maggie, a worldly yet closeted twenty-year-old runs into her new girlfriend Kim, a similarly aged artist-on-the-road, the day before her mother and brother come to live with her and romantic adventure ensues. Maggie's mother, Lila, believes the only pleasure left in the world after her divorce is chocolate, but soon finds there still is more to life. This film covers all the bases of the LGBT spectrum and, while occasionally using stereotypes, is a beautiful way to celebrate diversity. This is one of my favorite movies for the subtle humor and beautiful theme of the movie and I, personally, give it an A+!


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