Melanie Parker, an architect and mother of Sammy, and Jack Taylor, a newspaper columnist and father of Maggie, are both divorced. They meet one morning when overwhelmed Jack is left ... See full summary »
Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.
A parody of Jane Austen's novel Emma, about Cher, a popular girl who spends her days playing matchmaker, helping friends with fashion choices, advising the new girl at school on a makeover, and looking for a boyfriend.
Janeane Garofalo plays Dr. Abby Barnes, the "Truth About Cats and Dogs" radio question-and-answer show host who unwittingly entices a listener over the radio with her soothing voice and personality. This listener, Brian, tries to meet the Abby from the radio, but Noelle, played by Uma Thurman, is mistaken for the real thing when Brian comes to the studio. Instead of clearing things up right away, the self-conscious Abby allows her best friend, Noelle, a tall, stunning blonde, to take her place for a while. Abby takes on the made-up persona of Donna, while thinking Brian would never go for her, a short, cute, brunette, who thinks she's unattractive. As the real Abby woos Brian over the phone and radio, Noelle, the pseudo-Abby, takes her place in the flesh. As time goes on, Abby feels more and more confident that Brian would rather have the beautiful Noelle than the simply attractive Abby. Written by
Brian and Abby share a walk along the promenade and spend a while watching the romantic sun set. Immediately afterwards, Abby says her goodbyes and walks away. Not only is Abby's face well lit from the side, but there are strong shadows from a fence cutting across the sidewalk. See more »
What are we discussing?
Well there's the issue of Hank, who's in a terrible state without you.
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In the opening scene, when Janeane Garofalo is about to get on the elevator, as the credits come to an end, Micheal Lehmann's credit is crushed by the elevator doors. See more »
"You can love your pets -- you just can't 'love' your pets."
This film is an absolute gem, showcasing the incredible talents of
Janeane Garofalo and highlighting the physical beauty of Uma Thurman
(and Ben Chaplin).
It is an incredibly well crafted and well-written film due to the
efforts of director Michael Lehmann and author Audrey Wells.
If there were ever any doubts as to the acting ability of Ms Garofalo
this film will put them to rest. There are scenes in which she is
positively luminescent as the 'voice on the radio' Dr Abby Barnes.
This film was to be a star vehicle for Uma Thurman: she has top billing
both in the opening title sequence and in the closing credits. She also
has the personal assistant, personal makeup and hair and even a
personal acting coach! But she has worked on just 12 films since 'Cats
and Dogs' was released and Ms Garofalo has completed 39!
Janeane steals the show (again)!
The story is derivative: Basically it is the Cyrano story; however, it
is given new life and freshness by the appealing characters and plot
I must admit that I am a bit tired of Janeane Garofalo playing the
'ugly' girl roles. She is far from ugly and really should be playing
the romantic characters more often.
This really is an outstanding film the scenes with 'Hank' steal the
show and the late-night telephone conversation between Abby and Brian
should not to be missed.
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