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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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(novel), (screenplay)

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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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dating | dog | teacher | date | blind date | See All (83) »

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The hardest trick is making them stay.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Also Known As:

Frau mit Hund sucht Mann mit Herz  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,855,321 (USA) (29 July 2005)

Gross:

$43,894,863 (USA) (28 October 2005)
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Gary David Goldberg's company mascot, UBU, is a Newfoundland - the same dog in the film. "Sit, Ubu, Sit. Good dog." See more »

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When Bobby joins the group and they sing "Come On, Get Happy", Bobby starts playing the piano while they're singing, but the instrument he's playing on is actually an organ and not a piano. 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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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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Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes on a Playdate! (2016) See more »

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Written and Performed by Vinnie Zummo
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my staff loved it
14 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My company publishes The New York Dog Magazine and The Hollywood Dog Magazine and some of our staff (four women in their 20s) saw a preview of the movie yesterday (we have Diane Lane and John Cusack on the cover of our new issue). Now, they are a little biased (being dog lovers and all) but they were very taken by the movie. Diane Lane was real, vulnerable and more beautiful than ever (even without make-up as she is at times). The chemistry between her and John Cusack was truly believable. Although the story line is slightly predictable ( hey. it is a romantic comedy) the dialog sparkles. And the dogs, needless to say, are Oscar worthy.


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