Must Love Dogs Synopsis
A newly divorced woman seeks true love.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a frisky romantic comedy with a great title and wonderfully appealing performances.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Writer-director Gary David Goldberg's script is full of complex and lively love patter, which Cusack especially rattles off with sometimes...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A breath of fresh air amid the superheroes, aliens and bombastic explosions of summer.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A thoroughly conventional romantic comedy with all the usual trimmings.
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
While Lane is her typical winning self, the film is mawkish. The more we're cajoled to root for Sarah Nolan, the divorced preschool teacher...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Short on dramatic energy, Must Love Dogs settles for a cheerful drone.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Cusack should have been half the picture, but the screenplay keeps shoving him offstage for no good reason, and it's a mistake. One of many.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Individually, the actors are endearing. But together in this charmless Gary David Goldberg sitcomedy, inspired by the Claire Cook novel,...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is a movie of fake conflict, fake heart, even fake doggy love.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Did Lane and John Cusack really have to put themselves through this? Here are two first-rate actors in the embarrassing situation of...
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Must Love Dogs review

By danie3399
LOVE John Cusack...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Cute but predictable -- teen girls may like it.
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