The Truth About Cats and Dogs Movie Review Summary

Actors: Janeane Garofalo, Ben Chaplin, Uma Thurman

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"The Truth About Cats and Dogs" is the name of a Los Angeles radio talk show hosted by successful veterinarian Dr. Abby Barnes (Garofalo). One day, Brian, a caller with a British accent (Chaplin), says he likes Abby's voice and would like to take her out. A short, cute brunette who's convinced she's not particularly attractive, Abby nervously lies over the phone and describes herself as tall and blonde. Then she has to get her gorgeous but not very bright neighbor Noelle (Thurman) to stand in for her on dates. From then on, it's an inverted version of "Cyrano de Bergerac," with Noelle playing Abby in person, and Abby having great aural relations with Brian on the phone and over the airwaves. Although it's a bit of a strain to be asked to to believe this guy can't tell Noelle isn't the woman he fell in love with by sound, or that cute Garofalo thinks herself unattractive, this 1996 film is light, sweet, and charming.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Garofalo plays a vet that has a show on radio. One day, Chaplin calls beacuse he's in trouble with his dog and the two get along very well on the phone and he wants to meet her. But the vet is not exactly gorgeous so she asks her beautiful neighbour model (Thurman) to pretend she's the real vet. But she falls hard for the handsome photographer....
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   vet (animal) Lover is...    -   an imposter

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   San Francisco

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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