Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
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Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 13
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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
Aug 13, 1999 Wide
Nov 6, 2001
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Anne Wheeler's sexy, funny, poignant film, from a bright script by Peggy Thompson, is a real charmer, with considerable brains.
Plays like a 'very special episode' of a sitcom. That is, one with explicit nudity and sex.
Better Than Chocolate is warm and loving, if not partcularly wise or nuanced.
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.
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