Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie (Karyn Dwyer)and Kim (Christina Cox), meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie’s well-meaning but naive mother Lila (Wendy Crewson) gets divorced and decides to move to Vancouver and join the household. Soon after, Lila is befriended by Judy (Peter Outerbridge), a transsexual about to undergo a sex-change operation who’s in love with Frances (Ann-Marie MacDonald). Complications ensue as the conservative Lila learns the truth about Maggie, Judy, and their diverse group of friends.
Growing up there were only a handful of Queer films, and fewer that didn’t deal with HIV/AIDS and dying. Yet amid this dreariness was a cute lesbian RomCom, “Better Than Chocolate” (Although I personally don’t know if sex IS better than chocolate or not…) Maggie and Kim might be a bit superficial, especially Maggie who is young and still quite naive. But there’s a great chemistry between the two – and incredible comedy as Maggie tries to hide it all from her mother who decided to randomly show up! And let’s not forget the inclusion of Judy, a trans woman who gets caught up in her own surprise romance by the end. Look beyond the negative critics, and let yourself simply enjoy this cute lesbian RomCom – hopefully with a special partner of your own.