Three sentence movie reviews–Must Love Dogs.


I spent a lot of time during this movie contemplating if John Cusack was playing Lloyd Dobler all grown up and I concluded he was. Though predictable, this was a funny and delightful movie that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. More good roles should be written for Diane Lane.

Bechdel score: Two women: yes. That talk to each other: yes. About something besides a man: alas, no. It’s that last one that is the uncrossable hurdle. Every single time.

ps. In googling “Lloyd Dobler” I found a funny article about Lloyd Love from 2006. You can read it too: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/13/AR2006021302411.html

poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2005/must_love_dogs.html

3 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews–Must Love Dogs.”

  1. Of course I love this movie! I think it is funny and just sappy enough to be the escapist fare that I crave. Add in Mr. Dobler and I am really over the top! -S

  2. PS- The Lloyd Dobler link is really great! My tape (of Say Anything) that is a copy of off HBO from early high school hardly plays anymore…but that does not matter to me. My Dobler crush lives on! And the Seattle greatness in the movie is pretty cool too! -S

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