Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Must Love Dogs (2005)

I have extra time to spare, so am indulging in a movie marathon again. Watched 4 movies on DVD in less than 2 days, and I've got more to catch.

In Must Love Dogs, Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane), a divorced pre–school teacher who has sworn off dating after her bad break–up, finds her family pushing her back into the dating world. Her sister places a personal ad for her, declaring that anyone answering it "must love dogs", despite the fact that Sarah doesn't own a dog herself. When someone intriguing responds to the ad, she decides to borrow her brother's dog, Mother Theresa, and plunge in.

The film benefits from having a talented cast inclusive of John Cusack, Christopher Plummer and Dermot Mulroney, but it has flaws and lacks that warm feeling when you watch a romantic comedy unlike The Holiday starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law and Jack Black.

Rating: 2/5.

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