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A woman finds herself drafted into the battle of finding the perfect man in this romantic comedy. Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) is a kindergarten teacher in her mid-thirties who is still dealing with the emotional aftermath of her divorce eight months ago. While her sisters, Christine (Ali Hillis) and Carol (Elizabeth Perkins), both think Sarah needs to start dating again, Sarah herself isn't so sure. Carol decides to force the issue by posting Sarah's photo and profile on an Internet dating site, and soon a number of seemingly eligible bachelors are sending her e-mails in hopes of a date. However, nearly every man she meets turns out to be a loser, with the exception of Jake (John Cusack), who is smart, good looking, and even brings along a dog for their walk in the park (though he doesn't tell her the pooch was borrowed for the occasion). However, Sarah also makes the acquaintance of Bob (Dermot Mulroney), the divorced father of one of her students, and she finds herself having to choose between two potentially worthwhile men. Meanwhile, Sarah's widowed father, Bill (Christopher Plummer), decides to give Internet dating a try, and lands himself a new steady in Dolly (Stockard Channing). Must Love Dogs is based on the best-selling novel of the same title by Claire Cook. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:July 29, 2005


Diane Lane
as Sarah Nolan
John Cusack
as Jake
Elizabeth Perkins
as Carol
Christopher Plummer
as Bill
Dermot Mulroney
as Bob
Stockard Channing
as Dolly
Julie Gonzalo
as June
Ali Hillis
as Christine
Brad William Henke
as Leo
Ted Detwiler
as Boat Guy
Brad Hall
as Stanley
Ben Shenkman
as Charlie
Colin Egglesfield
as David
Will Rothhaar
as Jeremy
Bobby Coleman
as Austin
Josh Stamberg
as Lennie
Jaden Sorensen
as Justin
Krikor Satamian
as Mr. Parseghian
Jordana Spiro
as Sherry
Steven R. Schirripa
as Vinnie
Shana Hiatt
as Hostess
Emma Prescott
as Molly
Anoush Nevart
as Mrs. Parseghian
Kirk Trutner
as Deli Guy
Patrick St. Esprit
as Marshall
Amy Kidd
as Jennifer
Miles Hull
as Timmy
Suzy Nakamura
as Mai
Marylouise Burke
as Aunt Eileen
Victor Webster
as Eric
Laura Kightlinger
as Marcia
Jon Lindstrom
as Peter
Will McCormack
as Jason
Patrick Fabian
as Donald
Jamie Denbo
as Bertha
Bess Wohl
as Rebecca
Kate McClafferty
as Coxswain
Tony Bill
as Walter
Glenn Howerton
as Michael
Michael Spound
as Marc


Gary David Goldberg
Gary David Goldberg
Jennifer Todd
Suzanne Todd
Gary David Goldberg
John Bailey
Jonathan Hafter
Musical Direction/Supervision
Kazimir Boyle
Musical Arrangement
Eric Sears
Roger Bondelli
Naomi Shohan
Production Designer
Kevin Kavanaugh
Art Director
Julie Ragland
Associate Producer
Ronald G. Smith
Executive Producer
Brad Hall
Executive Producer
Grant Rosenberg
Executive Producer
Sally Thornton
Set Designer
Jim Slater
Set Designer
Gina B. Cranham
Set Designer
Gamila Smith
Costume Designer
Tess Inman
Costume Designer
Lola B. Chambers
Costume Designer
Kathryn Peters-Cardinale
Set Decorator
Linda Huse
Costume Designer
Florence-Isabelle Megginson
Costume Designer
David Kelson
Sound/Sound Designer
Shaun Glendenning
Special Effects
Albert Marangoni
Special Effects
K.C. Colwell
First Assistant Director
Cindy Wasson
Matthew Moriarty
Camera Operator
Russell Solberg
Sonny Tipton
Debbi Mazor
Marguerite Derricks
Joanna Colbert
Bonnie Finnegan
David Kelson
Sound Mixer
Ronald G. Smith
Production Manager
Katrina Gagnon
Assistant Sound Editor
Jack Gill
Stunts Coordinator
Denise Wynbrandt
Laurel Van Dyke
Hair Styles
Leah Vautrot
Paula Harris
Second Assistant Director
Lee Wimer
Color Timing
Stephanie Flack
Dialogue Editor
David Linck
Unit Publicist
Richard Mento
Casting Associate
Gail Ryan
Department Head Hair
Paul Rylander
Assistant Properties
Josh Sheppard
Storyboard Artist
Rob Garlow
Construction Foreman
Debbie Travis
Bryan Lamoureux
Assistant Editor
Craig Comstock
Second Second Assistant Director
Steven Eddy
Assistant Production Coordinator
Clint Schultz
Graphic Design
Joanna August
Personal Assistant
Michael Wilhoit
Supervising Sound Editor
Brad Boyer
Best Boy Grip
Gregg Rudloff
Re-Recording Mixer
Mo Henry
Negative Cutter
Eric Osmond
First Assistant Editor
Aurelie Levy
Personal Assistant
Jon Title
Sound Effects Editor
Ilyse A. Reutlinger
Post Production Supervisor
Tom Ozanich
Sound Effects Editor
Guy Morrison
Assistant Location Manager
John Reitz
Re-Recording Mixer
Jay Sircy
Construction Foreman
Jennifer Corey
Production Coordinator
Patrick Mignano
Location Manager
Tulio Duenas
Camera Loader
Troy Porter
ADR Mixer
John Roesch
Foley Artist
Tom Hrupcho
Construction Foreman
Eric Gotthelf
ADR Mixer
Jane Galli
Department Head Hair
Rose Librizzi
Key Make-up
Bud Raymond
Cable Person
Oliver Hug
Assistant Music Editor
Chris A. Miller
Kent Baker
Best Boy Grip
Sanford Slepak
Key Costumer
David Stanke
First Assistant Sound Editor
Andrea Weaver
Costumes Supervisor
Bob Beher
Foley Editor
Claudette Barius
Still Photographer
Phil Notaro
Special Effects Coordinator
Patty York
Kyle Oliver
Assistant Location Manager