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: July 29, 2005
DVD Release Date: December 20, 2005
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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.'

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

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

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.

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: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
Sweet story of true love :) I love John Cusack in this movie!!! :) So cute :) Just a great movie :) :) :) :)
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.
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
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
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
Dean McKenna
Fun spoof on the lies one tells while INternet dating frames the romance developing between a very girl-next-doorish Diane Lane and a forlorn John Cusack. The… More