The Truth About Cats & Dogs
The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 17, 2001
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56%



Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sharp, witty, and charming, The Truth About Cats and Dogs features a standout performance from Janeane Garofalo.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Though its romantic-comedy triangle borrows heavily from Cyrano de Bergerac, the film has more in common with Three's Company.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Rom-com charmer with a smart script and Garofalo in top form.

Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com

Since when is Garofalo less appealing than Thurman?

Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

Funny and intelligent, despite some flaws.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Janeane Garofalo's magnetic yet unconventional presence instantly pulls the audience into the story.

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Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

A spry and perceptive romantic comedy highlighted by the spirited performance of Garofalo's self-deprecating guise

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Garofalo is accessible to anyone in the audience (except maybe herself).

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Better than it looks ... but not by much.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

This sly update on Cyrano de Bergerac owes a lot to Janeane Garofalo, who inexplicably disowned it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Favourite of mine from way back. Hadn't seen in years. Have to admit, I was struck by Brian's stupidity not recognising Abby's voice. Aside from… More
Tim Salmons
A fun romantic comedy.
Bethany Murphy
It was ok. Nothing more than that. The phone sex scene was especially awkward.
Candy Rose
Romantic comedy about a radio presenter uses her friend to meet a guy she likes, as she is too self conscious about herself.
Jennifer Xu
I like Janeane Garofalo. I think she's hilarious and sweet, and she seems like a really nice person. And it's nice for her to be able to land a… More
Daniel J DeMersseman
Thoughts after watching this movie: Wait, this movie isnt' really about animals at all. Ohhh, so THAT's how you do phone sex? One hand on the… More

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