The movie "Better Than Chocolate" is an "R" rated movie for Strong Sexual Content, Language and Nudity. The mature themes which this movie focuses on creates personal challenges and life transformations. The challenges are relevant to society today. A young woman, from a conservative upbringing, moves out on her own. Discovers her true nature of Lesbianism. Then her life takes a turn and she must decide on how to tell her conservative naive Mother.
The story sets itself takes place in Vancouver. Maggie (Karen Dwyer) and Kim (Christina Cox) are living together as lovers. Every relationship must undergo its testing. This relationship is no different. Maggie's Mom, Lila (Wendy Crewson), soon comes to stay in her apartment after going through a divorce. Now things start to become complicated for Maggie. She has to tell her Mom. If she doesn't she will lose Kim.
While in the midst of facing this dilemma; Maggie creates further challenges for herself. A new friendship she has formed with Judy (Peter Outerbridge), who is a transsexual, only adds to her fears. Maggie, not wanting to abandon her lifestyle yet at the same time afraid to tell her Mom. Now that Maggie's Mom lives in her apartment. Her Mom is bound to find out these secrets.
Finally, things start to climax as Maggie is forced to make her decision. Maggie's relationship with Kim can not last in the direction it is going. So Maggie is put to the test. Either let her Mom know or lose the relationship. Such a tangled web we sometimes weave. Yet so relevant for many people today.
Lila does learn the truth about her daughter. She also learns the truth about her groups of friends. Her Mom also learns a few other things as well. Which liberates her from the ultra conservative lifestyle she was accustomed to. Lila's acceptance releases some heavy burdens off the shoulders of Maggie. As Maggie becomes transformed from living in the closet with her lesbianism to claiming her love with Kim. Now Maggie must fight to save her relationship with Kim.
"Better Than Chocolate" exposes us to some very real issues. This is a story of Life transformation. It is also a love story. Every relationship has to go through the fire and brimstone in order to be polished. However, sometimes it breaks. The twists and turns this story makes creates some comedic scenes mixed with some dramatic scenes. A very entertaining movie if you can handle the mature theme.