CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

"Must Love Dogs" is rescued by Thespian dogs.

"Must Love Dogs" features the ever present problem about pretty people who can not find their significant other. This time the couple is portrayed by Diane Lane and John Cusack, the younger versions of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, respectively.

Both Lane and Cusack are nice people who have been recently divorced. These two fear they will never find their soulmate. He is a caftsman and she comes from a large family. Her father is portrayed by Christopher Plummer who finds excuse to read poetry to crowds of people.

While the film has moments that seem too sitcomish, "Must Love Dogs" is a delight nonetheless. The romance between Cusack and Lane is a comedy of errors with sappy moments interrupted by funny dogs.

"Must Love Dogs" is another standard romantic vehicle for Lane and Cusack, but the Thespian Dogs makes this film more likable.
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