Better Than Chocolate

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Better Than Chocolate ★★ 1999 (R)

Sweetly touching romantic comedy follows college dropout Maggie (Dwyer), who's trying to establish her own identity, which isn't so easy when she hasn't told her flighty mother, Lila (Crewson), that she's a lesbian. But now mom is getting divorced and she and Maggie's brother Paul (Mundy) are temporarily moving in, with Maggie trying to pass off her lover Kim (Cox) as just a roommate. Meanwhile, naive Lila is confiding in Maggie's transseuxual friend, singer Judy (a stellar Outerbridge), and discovering the joys of sex toys. 101m/C VHS, DVD . CA Karyn Dwyer, Wendy Crewson, Christina Cox, Peter Outerbridge, AnnMarie MacDonald, Kevin Mundy, Marya Delver, Jay Brazeau, Tony Nappo; D: Anne Wheeler; W: Peggy Thompson; C: Gregory Middleton; M: Graeme Coleman.