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Better than Chocolate (1999)

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"BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE" is a sexy romp of love and lust with surprising results. Maggie meets the woman of her dreams Kim just hours before her mother, Lilia, and brother, Paul,move in with her. When the four end up sharing a loft, Maggie believes she must keep her affair a secret but it is Maggie's clandestine romance that inadvertently introduces her family to a host of new experiences, all of which are potentially... better than chocolate.
Rating:
R (for pervasive strong sexual content, nudity, and language)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Romance , Gay & Lesbian
Directed By:
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In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Trimark Pictures

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Cast

Karyn Dwyer
as Maggie
Peter Outerbridge
as Judy/Jeremy
Tony Nappo
as Tony
Jay Brazeau
as Mr. Marcus
Gerald Varga
as Skin Head No. 1
Robert Parent
as Skin Head No. 2
Corrine Koslo
as Safe Sex Advocate
Veena Sood
as Religious Zealot
Tony Marr
as Lila's Boss
Colleen Wheeler
as Woman in Real Estate Office
Jenn Griffin
as Woman in Washroom
A. J. Bond
as Courier
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Critic Reviews for Better than Chocolate

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | December 11, 2006
Film Journal International

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

Full Review… | October 28, 2006
TheMovieReport.com

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

July 5, 2004
Low IQ Canadian

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
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Enjoyable to watch and worth going to see

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
culturevulture.net

Audience Reviews for Better than Chocolate

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

Anastasia  Bartzoulianou
Anastasia Bartzoulianou

Super Reviewer

½

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,

Timothy O'Brien
Timothy O'Brien

Super Reviewer

½

I like this movie. It is so cute.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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