Kinda hits home
OK..so this isn't the greatest movie out there, but there are some
absolutely outstanding moments in it.
It's the story of a woman trying to find love after divorce with the
"help" of her family. All the clich.
Silly, But Entertains
The preschool teacher Sarah (Diane Lane) divorced from her beloved
husband eight moths ago, but she is still very vulnerable and alone.
Her family presses her to find a new Mr. Right, and her sister Carol
(Elizabeth Perkins) puts her profile on the site PerfectMatch.com. She
has blind dates with odd guys, but she particularly likes Jake (John
Cusack), who divorced three months ago and still misses his former
wife. Jake likes her too, but Sarah has one night stand with Bob
(Dermot Mulroney), the father of one of her students, and Jake gives-up
on her. Later Sarah finds that Jake is her perfect match.
The beginning of "Must Love Dogs" is very funny and I particularly
liked the sharp and ironic dialogs. In a certain moment, the story
becomes absolutely silly, and the good character of Sarah is almost
destroyed after her affair with Bob, when she freaks-out and has a
ridiculous behavior with him. The conclusion is also awful, I expected
much more of a John Cusack's movie, but putting the pros and the cons
in a balance, it still entertains. My vote is six.
Title (Brazil): "Procura-se um Amor Que Goste de Cachorros" ("Wanted a
Love That Like Dogs").