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Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 August 1999 (Canada)
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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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Corrine Koslo ...
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Religious Zealot
Tony Marr ...
Lila's Boss
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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) (13 August 1999)

Gross:

$2,011,254 (USA) (5 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

[Maggie and Tony are washing the sidewalk in front of 10% Books]
Religious Zealot: Jesus loves you!
Maggie: Oh, thank you!
[to Tony]
Maggie: So, do you think we've gotten "Die, dyke, die" off the sidewalk?
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Crazy Credits

No humans were harmed in the production of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Dracula 2000 (2000) See more »

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E.E.G. Flatline
Performed by Moondogg
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Great film!
23 October 2000 | by (Beaverton, OR) – See all my reviews

I was expecting a pleasant bit of romantic fluff, but instead found this movie to be hilarious, hot, poignant and well-acted. The humor is all about the difficulties we face in communicating with each other, fears of coming out, of taking risks. The romantic content is passionate and believable. And the ultraviolet Julie Christie number is not to be missed.


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