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Better Than Chocolate (1999)

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Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 3

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Better Than Chocolate is a lesbian love story. Walking home from an evening at the lesbian club 'Cat's Ass,' Maggie is confronted by a gang of skinheads. Suddenly a minibus comes to a screeching halt and out jumps Kim. The skins move on, and Maggie thanks Kim, who watches her go. This is their first meeting. Maggie has recently dropped out of law school and now works in a women's shop. To avoid a confrontation with her mother, she makes up a success story and tells her that she's living in a

Nov 6, 2001

Trimark Pictures

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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (13) | DVD (3)

Anne Wheeler's sexy, funny, poignant film, from a bright script by Peggy Thompson, is a real charmer, with considerable brains.

December 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Plays like a 'very special episode' of a sitcom. That is, one with explicit nudity and sex.

October 28, 2006 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Better Than Chocolate is warm and loving, if not partcularly wise or nuanced.

July 5, 2004

The makers of gay-themed films often ignore this rule: Romantic comedy clichés don't become innovative just because the lovers are the same sex.

June 18, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Enjoyable to watch and worth going to see

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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Audience Reviews for Better Than Chocolate

Interesting, but nothing more than that. I loved the crazy idea with the books in ice.
October 27, 2009
anastasia57001

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There were many little flaws in this film, and some story directions I would have done differently, but it was an enjoyable piece and one of the better Canadian-born films.

Love Karyn,
May 13, 2007
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Timothy O'Brien

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Cute and entertaining.
February 26, 2006
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