The Truth About Cats & Dogs
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The Truth About Cats & Dogs
In this updated and gender-reversed variation on Cyrano de Bergerac, Janeane Garofalo stars as Abby, the host of a radio talk show for people who have problems with pets. One day, she gets a call from Brian (Ben Chaplin) who is having trouble with his Great Dane (who enjoys roller skating). After a few minutes on the phone, Brian is immediately taken with Abby, and she's certainly interested in him. However, while Abby is not unattractive, she's terribly self-conscious about her appearance. When he asks her for a description, instead of telling him she's a diminutive brunette with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though its romantic-comedy triangle borrows heavily from Cyrano de Bergerac, the film has more in common with Three's Company."
‑ Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
"Rom-com charmer with a smart script and Garofalo in top form."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
"Since when is Garofalo less appealing than Thurman?"
‑ Sarah Chauncey,
"Delightful romantic comedy with some incisive obervations about sexual politics, beauty and self-esteem."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Funny and intelligent, despite some flaws."
‑ Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
"Janeane Garofalo's magnetic yet unconventional presence instantly pulls the audience into the story."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A spry and perceptive romantic comedy highlighted by the spirited performance of Garofalo's self-deprecating guise"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Sometimes sad, sometimes uplifting. This is a heady meditation on the trials of modern romance."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Garofalo is accessible to anyone in the audience (except maybe herself)."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Better than it looks ... but not by much."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"This sly update on Cyrano de Bergerac owes a lot to Janeane Garofalo, who inexplicably disowned it."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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