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Better Than Chocolate Review


Weak
To paraphrase Bob Dylan, Hollywood knows when something is happening, though it seldom knows what it is or why it happened.

Nobody knows why gay love stories have gone from being taboo to trendy, but the film industry is belatedly ready to exploit the new homophilia with Trick and Better Than Chocolate, a Canadian import by director Anne Wheeler. Gay love stories have momentarily joined the list of bankable film premises, along with Julia Roberts and dog-poop gags. Formerly alternative screenwriters and directors, probably concerned that the 15-minute stopwatch is ticking, are rushing in with product. So far, the results are mostly forgettable.

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Kissed Review


Weak
Hate Hollywood? Here's your movie! Molly Parker stars as a wisp of a girl fascinated with death from a young age, so much so that she takes a job in a funeral home and soon starts banging the corpses. Her boyfriend (who knows about this little pecadillo) wants to take a stab at it himself. Meant to be an introspective look at the otherworldly states of both death and love and how they might intermingle, Kissed is instead an incomprehensible and self-absorbed mess as emotionally dead as the stiffs it liberally features. Based on the novel We So Seldom Look on Love.

Men With Brooms Review


Good
In the litany of movies about the sport of curling, Men with Brooms stands out as one of the best, if not the best ever!

Okay, there are no other movies about curling (to my knowledge), and this film is short of spectacular, but it's amusing enough to merit a peek. It's certainly Leslie Nielsen's best work in many years.

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Better Than Chocolate Review


Good

"Better Than Chocolate" is a lesbian, coming-out, romantic comedy-dramawith a few endearing twists that make it somewhat more memorable than mostmovies of its ilk.

What sets it apart certainly isn't the script -- whichfollows a Screenwriting 101 story arch of conservative moms, sexy, tentativefirst-time love scenes and generic tolerance conflicts, and wraps everythingup right on cue with an all-too-tidy finale of acceptance and understanding.

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