The Truth About Cats & Dogs
Screenwriter and executive producer Audrey Wells credits Cyrano de Bergerac
as the influence behind her screenplay for The Truth About Cats & Dogs. She
felt that women are sometimes judged by their looks – just as Cyrano was
judged by his giant nose.Abby (Janeane Garofalo), a witty veterinarian who hosts
her own radio talk show, is anything but confident when it comes to men.
When a smitten caller named Brian (Ben Chaplin) asks her on a date, she begs
her beautiful neighbour, Noelle (Uma Thurman), to take her place. With Abby and
Brian falling in love over the phone, and Noelle falling in love with a slightly
confused Brian in person, the resulting chaos sets off an escalating series of
hilarious dates and misunderstandings!
- " It's a charming little romantic comedy that never tries to outweigh
its own charm. Best of all, it never forgets how much that charm is dependent on
the woman in its center. " – Jeff Simon
- " Affable yet relatively unmemorable… " –
- " You feel that Lehmann has too much affection for the people on screen
to let them seem like dupes. Then again, that's part of the movie's charm.
" – Owen Gleiberman