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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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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  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$84,584, 15 August 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,011,254, 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 »

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Lila: I read a study and after the age of forty a woman's chances of having sex are diminished by eighty percent. SO, after fifty, God help you. And since I probably won't be having sex again, chocolate is the only pleasure left for me.
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Written and Performed by Dayna Manning
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Not the best lesbian film
10 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I liked this movie. It wasn't the best lesbian film I've seen, but it's quite sweet.

I'll get the bad points of the movie out of the way first. My main problem with the film was that the characters weren't really deep. You couldn't really relate to them much as the makers only skimmed the surface of their personalities. I felt the same way with the plot, too. It needed a few viewings before I could really get into this film.

On the other hand. Although a little bland, the characters where still quite sweet. And funny. My favourite being Judy, the loveliest drag-queen ever!

If you like romantic little stories, and are a fan of gay cinema - then you should see this movie.


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