Better Than Chocolate

Better Than Chocolate

  • Director: Anne Wheeler
  • Countries of origin: Canada
  • Language: English
  • Release date: August 13, 1999
  • Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Maggie & Lila
  • "Maggie & Lila" is a romantic comedy film directed by Anne Wheeler and starring Wendy Goosen and Karyn Dwyer .
    The film mainly tells the story of the classical beauty Maggie, a law student who has just dropped out, and the story of falling in love with the frizzy female artist Qin   .
    The film was released on February 14, 1999 in The Federal Republic of Germany, Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland .


    • Release date August 13, 1999
    • Filming locations Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • Production companies British Columbia Film, CITY-TV, Government of British Columbia Film Incentive BC Program

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Krista 2022-07-08 23:14:29



      are also two films that describe lesbians. The heavy breathing, helplessness and indifferent demeanor make the inner nerves sensitively entangle.

      "BOYS DON'T CRY" was changed from a true story, and because of this, its tragic color is even stronger. Whenever I think of this fact, my heart hurts. The story describes that in 1993, an innocent and enthusiastic young man came to Faos City, Nebraska, in the central United States....

    • By Gennaro 2022-07-08 18:13:55

      Memories from many years ago

      I really like this movie, even after so many years, it still stays in my memory. In the les films I have seen, I would like to rank it NO.1.
      reason? The film is full of joy. For love, for freedom, bravely pursue.
      quarrel? Can be reconciled.
      being abandoned? life can be regained.
      no partner? There are props.
      No one loves? Look around.
      transsexual? "Just make some cuts and add some" and become who you really are.
      Transgender and in love with a woman? Is this...

    • By Carter 2022-07-08 15:08:02

      Sweet in my heart.

      I think this is the most moving Lara movie after "savingface" and "Boys Don't Cry".
      In fact, I don't want to categorize anything, and I don't want to comment on something with the opinions of different groups of people. It's just that such a beautiful and artistic film brings people the real shock.

      I said to my A, how beautiful it is that two people in a huge room paint each other all over, tossing and turning on the canvas on the floor. A said, if we also have such a big...

    • By Salvador 2022-07-08 13:15:18

      Diversity. Love and not love. Love is only because of a twitchy girl's heart

      I haven’t written a movie review for almost a month. I’m really unhappy this month. Too many things happened, too many things in my heart that I want to say, but how many people will understand when I say it. But I know very well that this is life, and what happened to me is related to my sexuality. So watching this movie resonated especially, especially the family part. Coming out with my family is a real milestone, and I've recently learned that it's not just me who has this problem, but...

    • By Letha 2022-07-08 11:13:44

      "I'm not a fucking drag queen..." Judy

      Rewatched it a while ago. Ha, the entertainment is still ;p
      love the romance between Frances and Judy in it.
      Judy ignores the eyes of others and has the courage to pursue love. Although she has been rejected repeatedly, she still shows her love to Frances perseveringly. Judy, who is considerate and considerate, is very popular. Whenever a friend has troubles, she always listens patiently and tirelessly. Where can I find such a friend?
      At the end of the film, seeing Frances...

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    • By Blanca 2022-11-07 09:59:31

      Many years ago, I saw a girl called Twinkle Heart, and I remember the heroine's mother was very unrestrained. I heard that her daughter dropped out of college, but she just sighed and then talked about her own...

    • By Elza 2022-07-08 22:08:52

      Very cute lesbian sketch, a near-miss disaster made everyone understand each other and express the love in their hearts. Sometimes, I really wish I could experience all...

    • By Hollis 2022-07-08 20:17:29

      The mother's passive aggressive attitude and the daughter's anger when she is tortured by unwarranted guilt are very expressive, what else, the supporting role is...

    • By Garret 2022-07-08 18:50:26

      Life can be so beautiful, what else do you care...

    • By Constantin 2022-07-08 15:33:49

      Sarah Mclanchlan at the end of the credits is...

    Movie plot

    Maggie was just 19 years old, dropped out of school, worked part-time in a sex bookstore, and had no boyfriend, and was often seduced by several gay friends around her. Jim is a wandering painter, as young and beautiful as Maggie, but with a boyish style and character. The two teenage girls are naturally attracted to each other and fall in love, but even their friend Tony, the bar owner, can't forgive their relationship. Maggie's...
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    Background creation

    The film describes the romance between two "artistic young women" in small towns. Although the subject matter is different, it is not too immoral. In fact, although the love between the two protagonists is not suitable for the mainstream morality of society, it is a depiction of love after all. Caring too much for the protagonists makes them look a bit rigid, but the two middle-aged supporting actresses in the film are more glorious....
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    Release date

    The Federal Republic of Germany, Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland
    February 14, 1999..... (Berlin International Film Festival)
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    Movie quotes

    • Carla: Boys like toys too, you know.

      Paul: This is for boys?

      Carla: Um-hmmmmmm.

      Paul: What is it?

      Carla: A butt plug.

      [Paul abruptly drops it]

      Carla: It's okay honey, I bleach it.

    • Frances: Seriously, Mr. Marcus, the Supreme Court has declared that anal sex is to gay male sex what Mozart is to classical music.

      Mr. Marcus: Miss Turner, we are not here to discuss classical music. I myself am a huge Mozart fan, but...

      Frances: Look, the fucking Supreme Court has declared this natural. It is not obscene.

      Mr. Marcus: In case you haven't noticed this is not the Supreme Court. We're here in Customs and I have a job to do.

      Frances: We're just following orders, are we? Asshole.

      Mr. Marcus: From your perspective, that must be a compliment of Mozartian proportions.

    • [Frances is about to attack the homophobic customs official; Bernice, a security guard, steps in]

      Bernice: Do we have a problem in here?

      Frances: Bernice? Oh my god, I haven't seen you since the women's music festival!

      [Bernice hustles Frances and Maggie out the door]