Better Than Chocolate
Our next Rialto Recommends is another indie romance. BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE premiered at LGBT film festivals during the summer of 1999 before going out on a theatrical release in September. Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, only hours before they move in. What could be a nonissue becomes increasingly complicated -- since Maggie's family is unaware of her sexual orientation, and Maggie is not open to sharing that information. The San Francscio Chronicle said "Better Than Chocolate" is smart, funny adult entertainment -- the sex scenes are bold and convincing -- with a love story that is touching and surprisingly cheerful." While Film Journal International said "Anne Wheeler's sexy, funny, poignant film, from a bright script by Peggy Thompson, is a real charmer, with considerable brains." BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE is streaming on Tubi or available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube or Vudu HERE.