My boyfriend and I went to the first preview of this movie. I had to drag him because he thought it would be a chick flick, but we both LOVED it!! It is so funny. Sweeet and heartwarming, too. The whole theater laughed like crazy. The characters were well-developed and the acting was superb. The movie is never as good as the book, but this one comes close, and I'm a big fan of all of Claire Cook's books, especially Must Love Dogs and Multiple Choice. Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Perkins are all so good in it. And wait till you see the kids <more>
and the DOGS!!! This movie is going to be HUGE, HUGE, HUGE!!! I'm sorry the rest of you have to wait until August to see it.
Terrific fun film with terrific performances by Cusack and Lane (by dale_vintoni)
I have rarely seen a romantic comedy as entertaining and fun as Must Love Dogs is. The premise may sound familiar but the way it is executed is very fresh and new. The director obviously knows what he is doing with regard to the comedy and entertainment of the film. Diane Lane is terrific in this film and proves once again that she has good comic timing as well as her ability in tougher more serious fare. John Cusack and the other actors also put in top-notch performances that are both realistic and very amusing. There are several laugh out loud moments and some future classic scenes. All in <more>
all Must Love Dogs is a winner and it's fun and entertaining formula is first rate. A 10!
Funny and intelligent. Must Love Dogs is a quality comedy. (by al_curbishley)
What I liked about Must Love Dogs was that it was very funny and enjoyable without being too clichéd and over-the-top. The script was intelligent and the performances were spot on. I loved the ditzy blonde girl - she was great and reminded me of Cameron Diaz. Diane Lane was great and very sweet nice looking too! and John Cusack stole his scenes with his usual offbeat charisma. Add into the mix other great performances from a support cast including Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Perkins, Dermot Mulroney and Christopher Plummer and you have a very interesting and entertaining comedy with a lot <more>
to recommend it for. A quality piece of entertainment that will have you laughing for sure.
I read the reviews before I went both pro and con , and I was reminded that often professional reviewers forget that movies are supposed to entertain, and this movie did this for me. Indeed, the familiar clichés that some of the critics derided are just what makes the movie a delightful diversion. Yes, it is much of what the reviewers said, but John Cusack and Diane Lane were just great to watch play their parts. Just because they've played these types of characters before doesn't mean that the movie is bad, to me it means that the characters they play so easily are enjoyable to <more>
watch. It was a people movie no exploding cars, etc. although there are times I like that too . I particularly like romantic comedies, and I will buy this movie the day it comes out on DVD. I might even take a date to it before then. The heart of the characters not the quirky details are really worth the ticket.
I Love Cats and I Loved this Movie (by crouching-mommy-hidden-laundry)
My husband and I went to see the sneak preview last night, and we both walked out saying it was better than we expected. I didn't read the book, but based on "Serendipity" and "Under the Tuscan Sun", we thought it was a safe bet. We were amused that the theatre was almost FILLED with females of all ages and at certain points in the movie, the entire audience went "awwwwwww" all at once. I suspect most of these women will convince their significant others to see it next weekend when it opens in broad release. It's been posted before, and I agree, this is a <more>
nice summer date movie. Don't let the title fool you...you must NOT love dogs to like this movie.
Must Love Dogs I saw the sneak preview. If this doesn't become a sitcom after wearing out the theater circuit, I'll be amazed.The script is hysterical. The soundtrack is first rate. The characters every one of them click with one another on screen. I'd have to stretch to find something not to like. Maybe the hackneyed story line if I had to cite something; but who comes to a romantic comedy expecting breakthrough drama? The plot: Diane Lane Sarah is a recently divorced preschool teacher whose "hounded" by her family to get back in the dating game. Since she's not <more>
anxious for another heartbreak, her devoted sisters post an Internet ad in her name something along the lines of "Voluptuous sensuous - alluring and fun. DWF seeks special man to share star lit nights. Must love dogs" beneath her high school photo. The offers flood in - and the fun begins.John Cusak and Dermot Mulroney are the two ends of Sarah's romantic triangle. Cusak builds boats and Mulroney is a PhD candidate. Let the neuroses begin! Stockard Channing Sarah's Dad's romantic interest at age 71 - is on the prowl as well in the background. After the three daughters predictably push back on Mom #2, Stockard becomes a fountain of romantic wisdom after more husbands than she could remember to keep the others on track.Also, keep an eye on Jordana Spiro who plays the stereotypical ditsy-blond Cusack hangs with toward the end. She has Cameron Diaz-like screen presence which could spell "big future ahead". An enjoyable character to wrap up a delightful movie.I guarantee you will like this perfect date film. 8 out of 10, for tickling the funny bone.