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


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