- Actors: Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Marya Delver
- Directors: Anne Wheeler
- Writers: Peggy Thompson
- Producers: Christopher Adkins, Peggy Thompson, Rosamond Norbury, Sharon McGowan, Wolfram Tichy
- Format: PAL
- Language: English
- Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Millivres
- DVD Release Date: 21 Jan. 2002
- Run Time: 95 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00005UJAO
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,667 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Lesbian romantic comedy. Flunked law student Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) now works for the highly strung Frances in her Vancouver bookshop, and thinks she has found the love of her life when she meets artist Kim (Christina Cox). All goes well between Maggie and Kim until Maggie's recently divorced mother, Lila (Wendy Crewson) - who is unaware of Maggie's sexuality - announces her intention to come and visit. While Maggie frets over choosing to 'out' herself to her mother, Lila is befriended by her transsexual friend Judy (Peter Outerbridge), and gradually comes to appreciate the truth about her daughter's social group.
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Lesbians have been eagerly awaiting the release of Better Than Chocolate ever since its successful run in UK cinemas in 1999. A light, funny and sensual film, it tells the story of Maggie (Karen Dwyer) \and her new love Kim (Christina Cox).
Maggie has flunked law school and is working for uptight Frances, who runs a gay bookshop in Vancouver. Kim is a van-dwelling artist. It's love at first sight, but, just as their relationship is blossoming, Maggie learns that her mother and brother are coming to visit. They don't know about Maggie's sexuality, that she now has a girlfriend or that she is flatsitting for a woman who runs Safer Sex With Latex workshops.
Will Maggie come clean and come out?
Will her mother cope with her recent divorce and her daughter's lifestyle?
Will Frances get her books back from customs?
Will post-op transsexual Judy ever break through Frances' reserve and win her heart?
And who will find the stash of sex toys in the flat...?
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Better Than Chocolate tells the story of two Women's blossoming love set against a backdrop of the wider queer community they form a part of and it is the depiction of this community that so angers many Women: Peggy Thomson and Anne Wheeler present an image of an inclusive community in which the old arguments of Sex Positivism and Trans and Bi Inclusion have been resolved and left far behind. This is a community which includes Butch Dykes, Bisexuals, Translesbians and any other group you could hope for in The Great Women's Bar In Heaven.
The emotional heart of this movie is the Pre Operative Transexual Judy (a fantastic performance by Peter Outerbridge) to who all the characters turn for advice but who hides their own private pain relating to their relationship with their parents and their love for Frances, the owner of the Lesbian Bookshop which one of the main characters works in. The delicate handling of this romance, in the end, gives more delight than the less interesting romance of the two (slightly boring) Leads and I found myself hoping that Judy and Frances had more screen time.
Add to this an open discussion of the use of Toys, Bi Inclusion and a sly dig at the infamous Canadian Anti-Porn Laws of the 1980s and you've got an intelligent, funny and charming film that even manages to be inclusive of Heterosexuals. All in all an utterly joyous affair in all senses of the word.
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