Better Than Chocolate

Director: Anne Wheeler Year: 1999 Run Time: 101min
Better Than Chocolate (1999)

Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) is happy with her life in Vancouver. She works at an LGBTQ+ bookstore owned by Frances (Anne-Marie MacDonald) and has recently fallen head over heels with a young artist named (Christina Cox). When the couple decide to take their romance to the next level and move in together, everything seems perfect.

That is, until Maggie’s recently-divorced mom Lila (Wendy Crewson) and brother Paul turn up at her doorstep, looking to stay with her. The unlikely foursome end up sharing Maggie’s Vancouver loft, and Maggie must decide whether to keep her relationship – and her sexuality – a secret, or reveal who she really is to her well-meaning but naïve and conservative mother.

“Anne Wheeler’s sexy, funny, poignant film, from a bright script by Peggy Thompson, is a real charmer, with considerable brains.” – David Noh, FilmJournal International


Anne Wheeler


Peggy Thompson


Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox


Comedy, Drama, Romance




English, French, Other

Closed Captioning:


Ratings by Province:

18A Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
R New Brunswick
R Newfoundland and Labrador
R Nova Scotia
18A Northwest Territories
18A Nunavut
14A Ontario
R Prince Edward Island
14A Québec
14A Saskatchewan
NR Yukon