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Like Cats & Dogs (2017)

TV-G | | Comedy, Romance | TV Movie 15 April 2017
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A reservation goes awry when two renters one with a dog and one with a cat must share a house.


Ron Oliver


Aaron Mendelsohn (teleplay), Ron Oliver (teleplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview:
Cassidy Gifford ... Laura Haley
Wyatt Nash ... Spencer Hodkins
Gwynyth Walsh ... Ellen
Jacky Lai ... Rose
Nelson Wong ... Kenny
Hayley Sales ... Susan Vance
Drew Ray Tanner ... Tyler (as Drew Tanner)
Marika Siewert ... Party Lady
Catherine Barroll Catherine Barroll ... Fran Haley
Paul Jarrett ... Ed Haley
Alexander Soto ... Cab Driver


Spencer is a cat person. Lara is a dog person. Spencer is headed to a beach town to work on his thesis. Lara is coming to the same beach town to escape the shambles of her life. Their personalities couldn't be more different, but when a reservation screw up lands them - and their pets - in the same vacation rental house, they all have to figure out how to get along with each other. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Comedy | Romance


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Aired as the third of four original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2017 "Spring Fling" lineup. See more »


At the supermarket when Laura and Spencer buy groceries for a week, he picks out one carrot at the time and they are without stems, but when they arrive back at the house and Spencer unpacks the carrots, they are tied together by the stems. See more »

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Predictable But Watchable
24 September 2020 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

This TV movie has a predictable and formulaic story, but if you are looking for a good-natured romance, it will fit the bill.

A booking mix-up has two strangers renting the same house at the same time. This is a familiar scenario, complicated by the fact that they own pets that don't get along. Laura Haley (Cassidy Gifford) has a dog named Frank, and Spencer Hodkins (Wyatt Nash) has a cat named Mozart. It seems the stars are aligned against this pair with the dueling pets and the competing leases. Plus Spencer has a girlfriend.

But we know that love will find a way, especially in a Hallmark film. Unfortunately, though, I did not feel much chemistry between the two leads. Cassidy Gifford is the daughter of Frank and Kathie Lee. She is a beautiful woman with lots of energy who is very likable. Wyatt Nash is an alumnus of the "Survivor" series. He plays an uptight character---so much so that it interferes with the credibility of the destined relationship.

There is a twist at the end, but you might see it coming from far away; that doesn't spoil the story, however.

The best part of this film is Cassidy Gifford. Coincidentally, she was in two films with the same title. This one is from 2017.

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15 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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