Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Kim and Maggie fall in love in Vancouver. Maggie’s naive mother moves in and becomes best friends with Judy, a MTF transsexual.
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Year: 1999
Duration: 102 min
Language: Canada/English
MPAA: R
Director: Anne Wheeler
Writer: Peggy Thompson
Starring: Peter Outerbridge, Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

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Better Than Chocolate Nineteen-year-old Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) and Kim (Christina Cox, Nikki and Nora) meet and move in together in Vancouver, with a very active sex life. Just as their relationship is developing, Kim’s mother Lila (Wendy Crewson, An Unexpected Love, Mercy) and teenage brother decide to move in with her as well.

The best comedic elements in the film come from Crewson’s performance as the naïve Lila and her developing friendship with MTF transsexual Judy (Peter Outerbridge). Ann-Marie MacDonald (Interviews with My Next Girlfriend, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing) is also brilliant as Maggie’s boss at Ten Percent Books and Judy’s love interest. (AB)