Must Love Dogs
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A woman finds herself drafted into the battle of finding the perfect man in this romantic comedy. Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) is a kindergarten teacher in her mid-thirties who is still dealing with the emotional aftermath of her divorce eight months ago. While her sisters, Christine (Ali Hillis) and Carol (Elizabeth Perkins), both think Sarah needs to start dating again, Sarah herself isn't so sure. Carol decides to force the issue by posting Sarah's photo and profile on an Internet dating site, and soon a number of seemingly eligible bachelors are sending her e-mails in hopes of a date.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"John Cusack and Diane Lane need to put out personal ads saying, 'Must have screenplay.'"
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The film gets more tepid as it goes along and ultimately just drifts off."
‑ , San Francisco Chronicle
"A goofy, euphoric amorous adventure in matchmaking cyberspace."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"I wouldn't call the movie a dog, but I didn't love it either. Our search for the next Great Romantic Comedy, like so many Hollywood singletons' quest for love, continues."
‑ Camerin Courtney, Christianity Today
"Must Love Dogs could have used a longer leash and a lot more frolicking in the park."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"It's ostensibly about adults, but there's nothing remotely adult about it."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"The real reason for taking a chance on this minor summer confection would be to catch up on the life of an unbilled hero: Lloyd Dobler."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"An insult to the viewer's intelligence, which sticks to silly slapstick while failing to get around to making a mature statement about relationships."
‑ Kam Williams, Princeton Town Topics
"What went wrong? The script is a bit dodgy and the actors seem to be going through the motions."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Like a good song that makes you think it sounds familiar, when it is actually brand new, this girl meets boy story is simply crammed with appealing elements"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"As fantasies go, you could do a lot worse."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Thanks to its splendid lead players, Must Love Dogs has the affable, cuddly charm that its title so hopefully invokes."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"If not for the talent and natural charisma of its star, Diane Lane, this would be an entirely worthless enterprise."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"...the film is ultimately difficult to resist, though it's clear that those who generally dislike this sort of thing will really hate this."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Diane Lane makes an extremely appealing lead and there's good chemistry between her and Cusack, perhaps because of their shared history at the edges of the Brat Pack in the 1980s."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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