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Must Love Dogs (2005)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah
... Jake
... Carol
... Bill
... Bob
... Dolly
... Christine
... Leo
... June
... Michael
... Charlie
... Sherry
... Deli Guy
... Eric
... Marc
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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 USA:

$12,855,321, 31 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,894,863, 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 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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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 Man Seeking Woman: Traib (2015) See more »

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Ghetto
Written by Ramin Sakurai, Geri Sariano-Lightwood and Noel Truick
Performed by Supreme Beings of Leisure
Courtesy of Palm Pictures
By Arrangement with Big Sounds International
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I saw the preview!!!!!
1 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

My boyfriend and I went to the first preview of this movie. I had to drag him because he thought it would be a chick flick, but we both LOVED it!! It is so funny. Sweeet and heartwarming, too. The whole theater laughed like crazy. The characters were well-developed and the acting was superb. The movie is never as good as the book, but this one comes close, and I'm a big fan of all of Claire Cook's books, especially Must Love Dogs and Multiple Choice. Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Perkins are all so good in it. And wait till you see the kids and the DOGS!!! This movie is going to be HUGE, HUGE, HUGE!!! I'm sorry the rest of you have to wait until August to see it.


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