Must Love Dogs (2005)



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

Movie Info

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, … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Gary David Goldberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 20, 2005
Box Office: $43.8M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Christine

as Charlie

as Michael

as Deli Guy

as Bill Jr.

as Aunt Eileen

as Stanley

as Austin

as Jeremy

as Walter

as Lennie

as Mrs. Parseghian

as Mr. Parseghian

as Rebecca

as Jennifer

as Boat Guy

as Hostess
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Critic Reviews for Must Love Dogs

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (39)

A goofy, euphoric amorous adventure in matchmaking cyberspace.

Full Review… | May 13, 2007
Long Island Press

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

Full Review… | May 7, 2007
Princeton Town Topics

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

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

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.

September 27, 2006
Christianity Today

What went wrong? The script is a bit dodgy and the actors seem to be going through the motions.

Full Review… | September 24, 2006
Laramie Movie Scope

...the film is ultimately difficult to resist, though it's clear that those who generally dislike this sort of thing will really hate this.

Full Review… | February 25, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Must Love Dogs

Sweet story of true love :) I love John Cusack in this movie!!! :) So cute :) Just a great movie :) :) :) :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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 funniest scene was most probably when he tried getting a condom. The only part that really had me laughing. Other than that, nothing brilliant.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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 Lane's depressed late 30's divorcee.
Diane is obviously very attractive for her age, and I like John Cusack, but I have to say the main problem here is that they are not at all a convincing couple. She seems a little too conventional for him, and I never really bought them as an item at all.
Any "aah" moments I had were gooing over the beautiful big dog. Probably not a great thing in a romantic film. There are a few laughs here, such as her answering her own father's personal add, and Stockard Channing is fantastic as Dolly, but it's not enough to make this a must see,
Not bad for a weekend rental, but ultimately falls flat.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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