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Must Love Dogs (2005)

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

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Sarah Nolan, a recently divorced thirty-something year old, has a family that just can't help getting involved in her personal life, or lack there of. After her sister puts her profile on PerfectMatch.com, this preschool teacher goes on a number of outrageous and hilarious dates. But will she be able to find the one, who must love dogs? Written by Nina

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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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29 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Frau mit Hund sucht Mann mit Herz  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,116 (South Africa) (4 November 2005)

Gross:

$431,860 (South Africa) (18 November 2005)
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When the character Sarah is looking at the pictures on the refrigerator and asks who the man in the magazine page is, the pictures are in a staggered line. When the camera cuts back to her for her line "Dad's giving up idea sounds intriguing.." the pictures are more widely spaced and the picture of the man and woman is below the others. When the character Mark places his photos of men who are separated from their wives, the photos are back in the staggered line again. See more »

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Terrific fun film with terrific performances by Cusack and Lane
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have rarely seen a romantic comedy as entertaining and fun as Must Love Dogs is. The premise may sound familiar but the way it is executed is very fresh and new. The director obviously knows what he is doing with regard to the comedy and entertainment of the film. Diane Lane is terrific in this film and proves once again that she has good comic timing as well as her ability in tougher more serious fare. John Cusack and the other actors also put in top-notch performances that are both realistic and very amusing. There are several laugh out loud moments and some future classic scenes. All in all Must Love Dogs is a winner and it's fun and entertaining formula is first rate. A 10!


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