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Must Love Dogs (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 29 July 2005 (USA)
A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.

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Preschool teacher Sarah Nolan, divorced for eight months, is still grieving the end of her marriage. Although she didn't see it as being perfect, she probably would have stuck it out as what she saw as the "for better or worse" obligation of the wedding vows, that is if her ex-husband, Kevin, didn't end it for what ended up being leaving her for a younger woman. She is urged by her over-supportive family, comprised of her many siblings, their partners, and her widowed father, to get back into the dating scene, something she has been reluctant to do in not feeling ready. As such, her most proactive sister in the matter, Carol, sets her up on an Internet dating site. Within her less than prepared state, Sarah does go along with meeting men by the means offered to her. Beyond especially her female siblings, Sarah is given unique perspectives on the whole issue of dating and commitment by her father, Bill, who is exploring dating after losing who was the love of his life in Sarah's mother... Written by Huggo

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The hardest trick is making them stay.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »

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Frau mit Hund sucht Mann mit Herz  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,855,321 (USA) (31 July 2005)

Gross:

$43,894,863 (USA) (30 October 2005)
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Trivia

The "sticks" that the kids hop through in the beginning of the movie is a traditional Filipino dance. Tinikling is a dance where the sticks actually open and close to the beat of the music and dancers step through them gracefully. See more »

Goofs

When Sarah breaks Bobby's glasses on her front steps, one lens falls to the ground and you hear glass break. But the style of glasses Bobby is wearing is semi-rimless and cannot be made with glass, as the fishing line that holds the lens in place cannot support the weight of glass lenses. His lenses would have to be made of plastic or polycarbonate. See more »

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Rebecca: The best place to meet a guy is at the supermarket. You don't need to waste a lot of time there, either. You see a guy holding a list, you know he's married. He's in the frozen food section carrying a small basket, he's single. I like to hang out by fruits and vegetables, there's a better chance of getting a guy who's healthy.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, two Newfoundlands are shown, with the following caption: "No animals were harmed during the filming of this movie. Though we were petted within an inch of our lives." See more »

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I Never
Written by Jenny Lewis
Performed by Rilo Kiley
Courtesy of Brute/Beaute Records and Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Diane Lane again Divorcée of the Year
29 July 2005 | by (VT) – See all my reviews

Diane Lane is divorced again. John Cusack is too. Somehow they need to find each other amid the internet dating scene. Lane's character comes from a big Irish family that lends its support in her reluctant search for a new relationship. There are some Yeat's recitations. There are some gay friends that try and cheer her up. This movie is full of some great one-liners and sitcom situations. Many are plausible and elicited excited guffaws from the audience. But there are some very implausible situations toward the end that spoil the aura that follows the main characters in their pathos. Decent story, good actors, trashed ending. Usual Hollywood drivel. $6.75 please.


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