Dating has never been easy. The time-honored search
for a soul mate has always been one part humiliation, two parts
aggravation, and a little blind luck thrown in for the fortunate.
Today’s version of the game can be a blur of websites,
speed lunches and hordes of friends and relatives who know just
the “right” person for you.
Thirty-something preschool teacher Sarah Nolan (DIANE LANE)
has been divorced for eight months, which is much too long for
her family to bear. With the best of intentions and only
her happiness in mind, they stage an intervention in an all-out
effort to get her out of pajamas and back into the dating scene,
one way or another. Leading the charge are Sarah’s
sisters, Carol (ELIZABETH PERKINS) and Christine (ALI HILLIS),
eager to line up potential suitors, and their widowed father
Bill (CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER), who sets a fine example with his
own recent and very successful foray into the internet dating
realm. Bill has lately been seeing the free-spirited Dolly
(STOCKARD CHANNING), whom he met online, along with a number
of other ladies whose names his daughters can’t quite
keep track of.
Eager to launch their sister’s own cyber-dating debut,
Carol and Christine pretend to be Sarah and post her profile
on perfectmatch.com, with the enticing message, “Voluptuous,
sensuous, alluring and fun. DWF seeks special man to share
starlit nights. Must love dogs.” And wait
for the responses to pour in.
Sarah soon endures a series of hilariously disastrous mismatches
and first dates as the website offers up a stream of eager wannabes
and one possible maybe – awkward but intriguing boat builder
Jake Anderson (JOHN CUSACK), an idealist who measures romance
by a Dr. Zhivago standard. A little on the intense side,
Jake might be looking for more than Sarah wants right now.
Meanwhile, at work, there’s a new distraction –
Bob Connor (DERMOT MULRONEY), the newly separated dad of one
of her young students. Charming and relaxed, Bob seems
made to order, the perfect guy…but is he just too good
to be true?
Based on the best-selling book by Claire Cook, and written and
directed by two-time Emmy Award winner Gary David Goldberg,
Must Love Dogs follows the comic, bumpy and ultimately rewarding
journey of a woman cautiously rediscovering romance and learning
to trust her own instincts again. Because, as her
family enthusiastically reminds her, it’s never a good
idea to give up on love.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents an UBU / Team Todd Production:
Diane Lane and John Cusack star in Must Love Dogs, also starring
Dermot Mulroney, Elizabeth Perkins, with Stockard Channing and
Christopher Plummer. Must Love Dogs is directed by Gary
David Goldberg and produced by Suzanne Todd, Jennifer Todd and
Gary David Goldberg from a screenplay by Gary David Goldberg,
based on the novel by Claire Cook. Brad Hall and Ronald
G. Smith are executive producers. Director of photography
is John Bailey, A.S.C.; production designer, Naomi Shohan; and
editors, Eric Sears, A.C.E., and Roger Bondelli, A.C.E...
Music is by Craig Armstrong.
\ Must Love Dogs will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros.
Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.
Soundtrack album on EPIC/SONY MUSIC SOUNDTRAX. This film
is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “sexual content.”
MUST LOVE DOGS OPENS ON JULY 29, 2005
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* Canvas Tote
* Doggie Bone with Disposable Bags (Convenient to clip on the
collar for those walks!)
* Women’s Pink Tee with Dogs
* Baseball Cap
5 Second Place Winners will each receive
* Assorted Dog Tags
* ‘Little Red Book’
* Men’s ‘I Don’t Bite’ Grey Tee
Third Place Winners will each receive
* Movie Poster
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