Truth About Cats & Dogs

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Overview

Michael Lehmann's charming romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround as well. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to the original theatrical trailer. 20th Century Fox has made this film look great, ...
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Overview

Michael Lehmann's charming romantic comedy The Truth About Cats and Dogs comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Surround as well. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to the original theatrical trailer. 20th Century Fox has made this film look great, but the lack of extras makes this title only average.
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Special Features

Anamorphic widescreen [aspect ratio 1.85:1]; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Original theatrical trailer; Audio: English 5.1 surround; English Dolby surround; French Dolby surround; Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
There is a star-making moment about two thirds of the way into The Truth About Cats & Dogs. Brian is taking Abby's picture. She is drunk and competing with the beautiful Noelle for Brian's affections. We know that audience members project what they think a movie character is feeling into their every close-up, but Janeane Garofalo manages to pull off something very special with nothing more than a few intense looks. Intelligence, charm, desire, hope, fear, and self-loathing all fly from her eyes in equal measure. It is a devastating look that manages to crystallize the character of Abby, as well as showcase Garofalo's acting talent. Sure, when Brian takes Noelle's picture she is obviously more conventionally attractive, but Abby has already won the hearts of the audience. While Garofalo paints the perfect portrait of the smart but self-hating woman, Uma Thurman brings depth to a character who believes she is nothing other than a beautiful face. Thurman's character loves dessert, but never eats it for fear of ruining her looks. When Brian makes her eat a bite of cake, her eyes light up with repressed desire and she devours the rest of the piece. With ease and humor, the filmmakers establish that each of these women sees what they would like to be in the other. Their friendship is unforced and natural. The accomplishment of the film is that even as they treat each other badly in pursuit of Brian, never once does it seem out of malice and spite. These are two damaged women who momentarily let their insecurities get the better of their sweet natures. That the audience never turns on either of them is a testament to director Lehmann's easy touch, screenwriter Wells' smarter than necessary dialogue, and the skill of the two lead actresses. Yes, the film is simple and clichéd, but everything about the movie is a little better than it needs to be, which makes The Truth About Cats & Dogs a highly enjoyable romantic comedy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/17/2001
  • UPC: 024543013808
  • Original Release: 1996
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 48,834

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Uma Thurman Noelle Slusarsky
Janeane Garofalo Abby Barnes
Ben Chaplin Brian
Jamie Foxx Ed
James McCaffrey Roy
Nigel Gibbs Newscast Auditioner
Linda Porter Newscast Auditioner
Technical Credits
Michael Lehmann Director
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS
0. Scene Selection
1. Main Titles [2:22]
2. On the Air [3:21]
3. Hank on Wheels [5:06]
4. Brian's Invitation [2:25]
5. A Broken Bow [2:31]
6. The Front [8:24]
7. The Cheesmaker [7:27]
8. Beauty Tips [4:25]
9. Getting Connected [11:21]
10. Eating Sweets [6:36]
11. Race to the Station [2:16]
12. Three's Company [:47]
13. Strike a Pose [3:19]
14. Emotional Refuge [4:20]
15. The Day with Brian [3:00]
16. Start the Ball Rolling [5:28]
17. Moment of Truth [2:23]
18. What Now? [6:14]
19. Love Conquers All [4:50]
20. End Credits [5:42]
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Menu

Side #1 -- THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS
   Play Movie
   Language Selection
      English 5.1 Surround
      English Dolby Surround
      French Dolby Surround
      Subtitles English
      Subtitles Spanish
      Subtitles None
   Special Features
      Theatrical Trailer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Nice Sit-down Movie

    This movie has it all. It's funny and romantic. It's about a female animal talk-show host who gives a caller the wrong inprestion about herself. It's easy and laid back and perfect for any lazy day. I pop it in when I need to relax. It's about the underdog coming out on top.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Cute Twist on age-old themes

    I loved The Truth About Cats and Dogs! It's a cute, original twist on the old themes of mistaken identity and 'love will find a way'. Janeane Garofalo plays an animal behavior expert with her own radio call-in show. When Ben Chaplin calls to ask about the outrageous behavior of his dog, sparks fly and the two begin an amazing telephone romance. But when Chaplin decides he wants to meet in person, Garofalo is insecure about her looks and certain he won't like her at all. After all, she's "not the type of girl men fall in love with." What woman hasn't known that moment of panic? Out of desperation, she enlists the aid of her neighbor, a girl she has only recently met herself, persuading tall, leggy, very blonde Uma Thurman to 'be' her for the purposes of the face to face meeting. But as love continue to grow over the telephone, complications naturally ensue, until a large roller-skating Great Dane drags the woman of his master's dream off into the sunset.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must See Movie

    The title maybe doesn't sound very cool, but the film is so amazing! it's really a sweet, adorable movie, i'm loving it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUPERB

    A movie to see over and over and over and over again. A movie about friendship values and real love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of those feel good movies, but better

    I found this movie one day flipping through HBO and since then it has been my favorite movie. It's funny, cute, and romantic all at the same time without being cheesy. Abby is just an average woman with a super model looking 5'10 blonde living down the street. Now who can not relate to that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Must See Movie!!!!

    This movie is such a funny & intresting movie,it's not at all boring.The Truth About Cats & Dogs is one of the best romantic comedies out there! Classic I'd say. The entire vibe of the movie is great for never losing your intrest in the characters & the situation. It's fresh & unique,unlike all these other chick flick movies that come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must See Romantic Comedy

    The Truth about Cats and Dogs is a a wonderful movie for cheering you up. It has some great comdical moments. But it also gives a glimpse of reality in that many people suffer from a bit of insecurity. While Abby (Garofalo) is insecure about her looks, Noelle (Thurman) is insecure about becoming an old maid without a boyfriend which continually leaves her with obnoxious guys. Brian (Chaplin) is extremely gorgeous as the leading man. The pets make the movie adorable. Its a must see!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    wonderful

    great movie, can watch it everyday and never get bored. one of my favorites.

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