The Truth About Cats & Dogs Synopsis
A radio adviser (Janeane Garofalo) sends a proxy on her date with a photographer (Ben Chaplin).
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Janeane Garofalo in this movie... is so likable, so sympathetic, so revealing of her character's doubts and desires, that she carries us...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Truth About Cats & Dogs is very funny around the edges... but as the characters begin to hang out together, forming a platonic menage...
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80

Empire

By Angie Errigo
DJ Audrey Wells' crafty screenplay brims with truths about the sexes, providing great lines for Garofalo, and great business for Thurman's...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
You can see the outcome from a distance, but Michael Lehmann ("Heathers") directs with such snap, and the actors play their concert of comic...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There aren't many surprises, but the script is written with a degree of wit, and there are some bitingly funny one-liners (all of which are...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Janeane Garofalo and Uma Thurman make a bright-eyed comedy team in this romance.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Though its romantic-comedy triangle borrows heavily from Cyrano de Bergerac, the film has more in common with Three's Company. A shame,...
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50

TV Guide

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Garofalo and Thurman breathe some eccentric life into the cliches, and charming Chaplin is a walking warning to Hugh Grant, almost adorable...
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40

Austin Chronicle

Executive producer and screenwriter Audrey Wells' script portrays most of the men as repulsively one-dimensional; the women fare only...
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12

San Francisco Examiner

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The entire film rings totally fake and the resulting dishonest sentimentality makes you fidget in your seat and count the seconds until the...
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Rated PG-13
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