Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Better Than Chocolate (Canada)

I am not a big lesbian movie watcher, so I wasn't sure about watching the film. They are just not my cup of tea. So with my own apprehensions, I did start watching the film. In the end it turned out to be not so bad. The funny thing was this film also had all the typical lesbian cliches that you will find in most gay movies too. So in a way , it was funny. PLus the film was in a comedy genre, so it wasn't that bad after all.

Meggie, just quit university and preferred becoming part of Vancouver's gay scene, performing in a gay bar and working in a lesbian book store. Things seem to go pretty fine until the day when Maggie's Mum Lila calls and informs her that she just left her current husband and wants to move in with Maggie, bringing Maggie's teen brother Paul with her. The problem is: Mum doesn't know (or doesn't want to know) that her little daughter is gay. Things get even more problematic when one night, after her performing at the club, Maggie meets an attractive, tough and cool girl named Kim. As cliched as it may sound, Maggie find a huge house for sublet, she and Kim move in together on the first day itself and are soon joined by Lila and Paul. Paul soon finds out about her sister. Maggie's transgendered friend Judy (Jeremy) son befriends the depressed Lila to bring her back to reality of life. Maggie struggles to tell her mother of truth which drives Kim crazy. In the end everything is normal when things come out in open, Kim and Maggie are happy together and Judy finds love in Francis , the lesbian owner of the book store whom she always had a crush on.

The story is simple but everything is done with a touch of humor. Maggie's smile was very infectious. And also Lila's character was comic. The scene where she finds dildos and stuff was funny. It was good to see Paul very accepting of her sister and finally meeting a bi woman herself. The movie is no path breaking cinema. The intention is to just entertain the audience and thats what it does.

No great shakes but not bad either. (5.5/10)

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