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Truth about Cats and Dogs, The
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by Ryan Arthur

"It's OK to love your pets, just don't...LOVE...your pets."
4 stars

Mostly harmless.

Insecure radio host has listener fall for her. Convinces him that she looks like Uma Thurman rather than Janeane Garofalo. He falls for the pretty girl, who falls for him. Janeane gets jealous. Frienship with pretty girl gets tested.

The Turth About Cats And Dogs is a cute movie, and I mean that as a compliment. Garofalo is quite charming as Abby, the radio host with a show about pets. Ben Chaplin plays the guy with dog problems who calls Abby looking for help. He falls for her on the basis of her voice and wants to meet her. She freaks and introduces her friend Noelle (Thurman) as Abby, thinking Chaplin wants the pretty package rather than what's inside. She ends up wanting him just that much more. Added into the mix is the fact that Noelle falls for him, too.

It's a charming little movie, looking at how important looks really are to people who are insecure about their appearance. Garofalo is, as I said, quite charming, and I personally find her more attractive than Thurman anyway. Thurman herself gives a fine performance as Noelle, who may be drop dead gorgeous, but isn't as intelligent (or sophisticated) as Abby. Chaplin's effective in his indecision. He's in love with the body of Uma, but the mind, voice and soul of Janeane.

Comic, touching. Not a great film, but you could do worse on a Saturday night.

A nice date movie, if that's what you're looking for.

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User Comments

12/30/13 dr.lao Can Janeanne Garofolo do ANYTHING besides look depressed and talk in a montone? 2 stars
11/29/10 Puja Everyone is going on about Garfalo's performance but i think Ben Chaplin was amazing !! 5 stars
8/19/09 the dork knight Some good one-liners. Takes giant leaps of sitcom logic. 3 stars
3/02/08 Pamela White animals outdo the humans 4 stars
5/27/06 Sheena cute!!! 4 stars
7/08/04 "Meth Lab" for Dummies. Not bad... Only reason I watched this was because of James McCaffrey (Max Payne)!!!!!!!!!!! 5 stars
11/12/03 The Quirkfetch Kid Flawed story, and Jeneane Garofalo striving to play sophisticated is pretty pitiful. 3 stars
9/05/03 Nicole Pretty funny 4 stars
8/09/02 I Can't Swim Humorless; I hate when entire plot depends on stupid misunderstanding 2 stars
5/15/02 Danielle Ophelia Fun little rom-com...but Janeane Garofalo as an Ugly Duckling?? My ass... 4 stars
3/02/02 Alan Smithee Uma's a knockout, but Garafalo isn't a slouch in the looks dept. either. Very funny! 4 stars
1/16/02 Andrew Carden Garafalo Saved This Movie A Great Deal. 4 stars
9/04/01 Butterbean A cute movie. 4 stars
8/20/01 Evan S Metaphoric 'love thyself' therapy that works. 5 stars
2/18/01 Jake very refreshing. Ben Chaplin is great. 4 stars
10/28/98 Silent Rob Another film for folks who love TV 3 stars
9/08/98 Johny I dig Garofalo, but no need to see her as a shy romantic. 2 stars
9/01/98 MikeF it was funny in some parts. stupid in others. 3 stars
8/30/98 Mister Whoopee I like me some Janeane, but the movie isn't worth bothering with. Nothing to take home here 2 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Say what you will, I think Janeane Garofalo is gorgeous. And Uma's no slouch. This is 3 stars
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  26-Apr-1996 (PG-13)


  11-Jul-1996 (M)

Directed by
  Michael Lehmann

Written by
  Audrey Wells

  Uma Thurman
  Janeane Garofalo
  Ben Chaplin
  Jamie Foxx
  James McCaffrey
  Richard Coca

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