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5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly Crafted Rom-Com, 13 May 2012
This review is from: The Truth About Cats And Dogs [1996] [DVD] (DVD)
Well-written, quick-witted and - most importantly - funny romantic comedy.
The casting is superb, with Janeane Garofalo playing the sparky, clever radio host without overdoing the whole lack-of-self-confidence thing. Ben Chaplin provides some superb acting chops - be it light-hearted panache or simmering with anger - where required. Uma Thurman plays the ditzy-but-beautiful gawky model to a tee. There's also a cat and a dog... oh and also a tortoise! :)
The movie barrels along from scene to scene, the script is tight and wonderfully directed. I really can't fault this movie and never understood why it didn't do as well at the box office as it should have.
I first caught this movie in a motel in the US, while on a road trip. Since then, over the past 15 years, I must have seen it more than twenty times. It's a trusty, cleverly scripted and well-acted movie that never fails when I'm in the mood for that kind of thing... similar to how I feel about So I Married An Axe Murderer... although Truth About Cats & Dogs is more cerebral and less slapstick than the Mike Myers movie.
Minus Point(s)? There's one stupid scene with a CGI bee which I don't like at all. But I think that just goes to show how good the film is if one scene makes me go "meh".
Good work all round. A great staple in my dvd collection. Highly recommended and the witty script/dialogue makes repeat viewings a delight.
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