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The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Known as: Truth About Cats & Dogs
Online Status: Owned on UV
Price at time of addition: Unknown
Category: GENERAL
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Theater Release Date: 1996-04-26
Origional Release Date: 1996-04-26
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Widescreen)
Language: English,French
Subtitles: English,Spanish
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Director: Michael Lehmann
ID: 265
ASIN: B000059HAP
UPC: 024543013808
EAN: 0024543013808
MPN: 024543013808
Date last watch: 2012-06-03
Date Added: 2010-08-31
Actors:
Uma Thurman
Janeane Garofalo
Ben Chaplin
Jamie Foxx
James McCaffrey

Genra:
Comedy
Romance
Format:
Anamorphic
Closed-captioned
Color
Dolby
DVD
Widescreen
NTSC


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Description
Charming and bittersweet, this modern-day romantic comedy starring Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo and Ben Chaplin, explores the beguiling perils of mistaken identity.

Abby (Garofalo), a savvy, witty veterinarian who hosts her own radio talk show, is anything but confident when it comes to love. A petite brunette, she describes herself as tall and blonde when Brian (Chaplin), a caller who is smitten with her radio persona, asks her on a date. She then talks her tall, blonde neighbor Noelle (Thurman) into assuming her identity, setting off an escalating series of hilarious and romantic crises.

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One of the most memorably offbeat romantic comedies of the 1990s begins when a talk-radio veterinarian named Abby (Janeane Garofalo) takes a call from Brian (Ben Chaplin), the owner of a roller-skating Great Dane. Brian is intrigued by Abby's voice and asks if she'll agree to meet him. Insecure about her looks and her nonexistent love life, Abby agrees, but describes herself as a tall blonde, then begs her attractive neighbor Noelle (played by Uma Thurman) to meet with Brian in her place. The ensuing case of switched identity is complicated when Noelle takes a liking to Brian who, of course, thinks she is Abby. This confusion gains comedic momentum when Abby safely plays herself on the radio and in a long, hilariously seductive phone call with Brian, but by now the situation has grown hopelessly complex, and Abby has to find a way to reveal herself without disappointing Brian. Many viewers rightly complained that the movie relies on the assumption that Abby is unattractive, even though Garofalo is more attractive and appealing here than she'd been in several movies before and since. Still, this contemporary variation on Cyrano de Bergerac is a lightweight, good-natured surprise that values the quirks and foibles that make lovelorn romantics (including their pets) uniquely appealing. --Jeff Shannon

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