Must Love Dogs
Must Love Dogs (2005)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 20, 2005
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35%
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51%



Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite good work from its likable leads, the romantic comedy Must Love Dogs is too predictable.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

John Cusack and Diane Lane need to put out personal ads saying, 'Must have screenplay.'

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San Francisco Chronicle

The film gets more tepid as it goes along and ultimately just drifts off.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A goofy, euphoric amorous adventure in matchmaking cyberspace.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

It's ostensibly about adults, but there's nothing remotely adult about it.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

An insult to the viewer's intelligence, which sticks to silly slapstick while failing to get around to making a mature statement about relationships.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

As fantasies go, you could do a lot worse.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Thanks to its splendid lead players, Must Love Dogs has the affable, cuddly charm that its title so hopefully invokes.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

If not for the talent and natural charisma of its star, Diane Lane, this would be an entirely worthless enterprise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
Sweet story of true love :) I love John Cusack in this movie!!! :) So cute :) Just a great movie :) :) :) :)
Anthony Lawrie
I liked it as much as a non-American female 40 something divorcee could (No offence intended to American female 40 something divorcees). It wasn't… More
Bethany Murphy
Average film, with a few funny scenes. It's been a long time since I've watched this film and I only vaguely remember it. Shows how good it is... The… More
jay nixon
Diane Lane is good as always. She and Christopher Plummer have a nice chemistry as father and daughter but John Cusack gets more annoying as time goes by.
Nicki Marie
Average romantic comedy. I originally rated this only two stars, but five years on from first viewing, I am a little older and can relate a bit more to Diane… More
Alice Shen
Some genuinely fresh romantic/comedic lines and situations, but Sarah is basically a shadow of Frances Mayes in <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i>, the… More

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