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Better Than Chocolate (1999)

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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 »

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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Details

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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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: You're not bi-sexual, Carla - you're omni-sexual! You're like that tornado in the Wizard of Oz, sweeping up everything in your path.
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

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


Soundtracks

You Make Me Happy
Performed by Sara Criag
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Like a Leonard Cohen song
17 September 2002 | by cynharmSee all my reviews

BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE is just like a ballad by Leonard Cohen: it starts of slow, seems to be going nowhere, then inexplicably arrives at a place of romantic power and beauty. Everything, from the performers to the script to the direction get better and better as the movie progresses. 5/10 for the first half of the film, 9/10 for the second half.


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