Better Than Chocolate


1h 43m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Maggie is a young college drop-out who is doing quite well working in a lesbian bookstore in Vancouver. She meets and falls for Kim, and her life seems to be stable. Then her mom calls, telling her that not only is she getting divorced for the second time, but she and Maggie's little brother are mov

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Airwaves Sound Design; Alpha Cine; Axium International; Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Harold Greenberg Fund; Penguin Random House, Inc.; TTlTfilm Canada; The Movie Network
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ENTERTAINMENT/TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES; Abc Distribution; Alliance Entertainment; Alliance Entertainment; Cinemien; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Trimark Home Video; Trimark Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Maggie is a young college drop-out who is doing quite well working in a lesbian bookstore in Vancouver. She meets and falls for Kim, and her life seems to be stable. Then her mom calls, telling her that not only is she getting divorced for the second time, but she and Maggie's little brother are moving to Vancouver, and moving into Maggie's place. If this wasn't horrifying enough, Mom knows nothing of Maggie's sexuality, and so she and Kim have to concoct a plan to break the news gently.

Crew

Christopher Adkins

Associate Producer

Christopher Adkins

Unit Publicist

J C Almeida

Carpenter

Marnie Ander

Supervisor

Thor Andersen

Boom Operator

Robert Andrews

Songs ("Wonderfool" "Eeg Flatline" "Systematic")

Dave Armstrong

Other

Greg Astop

Assistant Locations Manager

Robyn Badger

Assistant Set Decorator

Jon Bak

Other

George Baptiste

Producers Intern

Andrea Bastin

Production Coordinator

Billy Baxter

Best Boy Electric

Barbara Beeby

Craft Service

Barbara Beeby

Other

Tracey Bell

Special Thanks

Johnny Bellas

Hair

Tammy Bentz

Stand-In

Jennifer Bishop

Choreographer

Tobey Lafitte Black

Song ("Wank")

Jessica Blackbourn

Location Production Assistant

Jonathan Blackshaw

Sign Writer

Darleen Blaeser

Special Thanks

John Boe

Sound Assistant

John Boe

Special Thanks

Diane Boehme

Special Thanks

Susan Bouley

Carpenter

Andrew Boutilier

Location Production Assistant

Lorraine Bowen

Song

Lorraine Bowen

Song Performer ("Julie Christie")

Bryan Boyd

Location Catering (Untouchable Caterers)

Hennie Britton

Foley

Kelly Brock

Song Performer ("Long Gone")

Kelly Brock

Song

Jennifer Broose

Visual Art

Murray Brown

Driver

Jana Burge

Stand-In

Heather Campbell

Special Thanks

Gail Carr

Casting

Lynne Carrow

Casting

Neko Richelle Case

Song ("Wank")

Penny Chalmers

Set Decorator

Mary-ann Charney

Set Dresser

Lincoln Clarkes

Visual Art

Jay Clennan

Dolly Grip

Ronit Cohen

Research

Ronit Cohen

Researcher

Reid Cohoon

Grip

Richard Cole

Other

Graeme Coleman

Music

Darren Collins

Driver

Jo Cook

Visual Art

Derrick Craig

Location Production Assistant

Sara Craig

Song

Sara Craig

Song Performer ("You Make Me Happy")

C Cripps

Song ("Perfect Fingers")

Cathy Darby

Wardrobe Assistant

Lindsey Davis

Song Performer ("Soda Pop")

Lindsey Davis

Song

Jesse Deacon

Other

Sandra Deeth

Special Thanks

Jim Deva

Special Thanks

Tony Devenyi

Set Decorator (Prep)

Siobhan Devine

Special Thanks

David Dewar

Special Thanks

J Dexter

Songs ("Sexy" "Pure" "In My Mind" "Let'S Have Sex")

Ani Di Franco

Song

Ani Di Franco

Song Performer ("32 Flavors" "Shameless")

Ivan Stanley Dim

Daily Grip

Carol Dipasquale

Office Assistant

John Dippong

Special Thanks

Jennifer Donoghue

Location Production Assistant

Walter Donohue

Story Editor

David N Dorrington

Construction Coordinator

Heather Douglas

Director'S Assistant

Judith Downes

Legal Council (Bull Housser & Tuper)

Jason Dryden

Best Boy Grip

Danielle Dutch

Camera Trainee

Vicki Egilsson

Accounting Assistant

Troy Eirich

On-Set Props

Heidi Ernest

Songs ("Night" "Fantastic")

Al Farman

Security Coordinator

Nick Fiorucci

Song ("Get It Right")

Ide Trease Foyle

Set Dresser (Prep)

Earl Fudger

Assistant Editor

Janine Fuller

Special Thanks

John P Fulton

Special Thanks

Darrell Fundytus

Driver

Ian Gardner

Special Thanks (Afrodesia)

Louise Garfield

Special Thanks

John Genzel

Special Thanks

Dean Giammarco

Re-Recording Engineer

Wayne Giles

Other

Chris Gilpin

Set Decorating Assistant

Brad Gough

Costume Designer

Alison Grace

Editor

Tami Greer

Set Dresser

Tami Greer

Song

Tami Greer

Song Performer ("Perfect Fingers")

Lori Hagan

Other

Matt Hale

Sound Assistant

Corrina Joy Hammond

Song ("Wank")

Robin Hand

Special Thanks

Don Harrison

Foley

Patrick Haskill

Special Effects Editor

Kevin Haverty

2nd Assistant Camera

Patti Henderson

Script Supervisor

Debra Herst

3rd Assistant Director

Claire Hewitt

Casting

Barbara Hodgson

Re-Recording Engineer

Gina Hole

Makeup

Heidi Holm

Sound Assistant

Bob Hunka

Special Thanks

Philip Hunter

Dialogue Editor

John-david Hutchinson

Gaffer

Wendy Hyman

Production Accountant

Adrtrackworks Inc

Sound Facilities (Toronto)

Lubin Izov

Special Thanks

M James

Song ("Sexy" "Pure")

Bruce Jones

Security Coordinator

Kate Kashetsky

On-Set Dresser

Denise Kenney

Set Decorating Assistant

Rick Kilburn

Song Producer ("I'M Not A Fucking Drag Queen" (Riverside Recording))

Kate King

Art Director

Tony Lazarowich

Special Effects

Bill Leeb

Song Performer ("Natural Forces/Synaesthesia")

Bill Leeb

Song

Patrice Leung

Additional Assistant Director

Allison Lewis

Supervisor

Arvi Liimatainen

Special Thanks

Heather London

Key Grip

Leah Macfadyen

Special Thanks

Wendy Mackeigan

Special Thanks To

Linda Mackie

Assistant Hair & Make-Up

Stephen Maier

Other

Dayna Manning

Song Performer ("I Want")

Dayna Manning

Song

Kelly Marcusson

2nd Assistant Director

Star Maris

Song ("I'M Not A Fucking Drag Queen")

Richard Martin

Special Thanks

Jon Mccleery

Sound Assistant

John Mccullough

Special Thanks

Cosi Mcgovern

Set Decorating Assistant

Sharon Mcgowan

Producer

Wendy Mckeigan

Special Thanks

Sarah Mclachlan

Song Performer ("Ice Cream")

Sarah Mclachlan

Song

Gael Mclean

Sound Designer

Seanna Mcpherson

1st Assistant Director

Brad Medhurst

Location Production Assistant

Timothy Mehlenbacher

Sound Recorder

Terry Mialkowsky

Location Production Assistant

Charlotte Mickie

Special Thanks

Gregory Middleton

Director Of Photography

Stephen E. Miller

Special Thanks (Vel Veeta)

Stephen E. Miller

Set Decorating Assistant

Greg Milton

Extras Casting

Carel Moiseiwitsch

Other

Sacha Moiseiwitsch

Props Master

Gina Mueller

Dialogue Editor

Jim Munro

Carpenter

Jim Murphy

Special Thanks

Maureen Murphy

Foley

Bif Naked

Song Performer ("My Whole Life")

Bif Naked

Song

Ed Nesling

Other

Wendy Nielson

Other

Rosamond Norbury

Associate Producer

Rosamond Norbury

Still Photographer

Sheila Norgate

Visual Art

Jane O'hara

Special Thanks

Ana Oparnica

Location Production Assistant

G Orme

Song ("You Make Me Happy")

Peter Outerbridge

Song Performer ("I'M Not A Fucking Drag Queen")

Mark Overland

Office Assistant

Rino Pace

Special Thanks

Iain Pattison

Re-Recording Engineer

Rick Patton

Location Sound Mixer

Gord Peterson

Other

Len Peterson

Office Assistant

Carol Phiniotis

Set Decorating Assistant

Tracey Pincott

Wardrobe Assistant

Andrew Pirie

Songs ("Night" "Fantastic")

Pendragon Prints

Visual Art

Theresa Puskar

Stand-In

Brian Quigley

Assistant Coordinator

Alexandra Raffe

Special Thanks

Ben Rhames

3rd Assistant Director

David Roberts

Production Designer

Neil Robertson

Location Manager

Fiona Roeske

Stunts

Tim Rose

Head Carpenter

Ingrid Rosen

Negative Cutter (Original Conforming Services)

Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

Music ("Cantata (From 'Giumona')")

Kat Roussos

Other

Kat Roussos

Craft Service

Helen Ryane

Special Thanks

Matthew B Safran

Assistant

Matthew Safran

Assistant (S L Feldman & Associates)

Regine Schmid

Special Thanks

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romance
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Airwaves Sound Design; Alpha Cine; Axium International; Clairmont Camera, Inc.; Film Opticals Of Canada (Toronto); Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc.; Harold Greenberg Fund; Penguin Random House, Inc.; TTlTfilm Canada; The Movie Network
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE ENTERTAINMENT/TRIMARK/TRIMARK PICTURES; Abc Distribution; Alliance Entertainment; Alliance Entertainment; Cinemien; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Polyfilm Verleih Gmbh; Trimark Home Video; Trimark Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 13, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 28, 1999

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States July 1999

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Oh Canada!) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 3-13, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.

Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 1999.

Released in United States Summer August 13, 1999 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video December 21, 1999

Released in United States on Video December 28, 1999

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Oh Canada!) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 3-13, 1999.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival June 17-27, 1999.)

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 1999.)