Must Love Dogs


1h 38m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Dating has never been easy. The time-honored search for a soul mate has always been one part humiliation, two parts aggravation, and a little blind luck thrown in for the fortunate. Today's version of the game can be a blur of websites, speed lunches and hordes of friends and relatives who know just the "right" person for you. Thirty-something preschool teacher Sarah Nolan has been divorced for eight months, which is much too long for her family to bear. With the best intentions and only her happiness in mind, they stage an intervention in an all-out effort to get her out of pajamas and back into the dating scene, one way or another. Leading the charge are Sarah's sisters, Carol and Christine, eager to line up potential suitors, and their widowed father Bill, who sets a fine example with his own recent and very successful foray into the internet dating realm. Bill has lately been seeing the free-spirited Dolly, whom he met online, along with a number of other ladies whose names his daughters can't quite keep track of. Eager to launch their sister's own cyber-dating debut, Carol and Christine pretend to be Sarah and post her profile on perfectmatch.com, with the enticing message, "Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring and fun. DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs." And wait for the responses to pour in. Sarah soon endures a series of hilariously disastrous mismatches and first dates as the website offers up a stream of eager wannabes and one possible maybe--awkward but intriguing boat builder Jake Anderson, an idealist who measures romance by a Dr. Zhivago standard. A little on the intense side, Jake might be looking for more than Sarah wants right now. Meanwhile, at work, there's a new distraction--Bob Connor, the newly separated dad of one of her young students. Charming and relaxed, Bob seems made to order, the perfect guy--but is he just too good to be true?

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Bud Raymond
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Dating has never been easy. The time-honored search for a soul mate has always been one part humiliation, two parts aggravation, and a little blind luck thrown in for the fortunate. Today's version of the game can be a blur of websites, speed lunches and hordes of friends and relatives who know just the "right" person for you. Thirty-something preschool teacher Sarah Nolan has been divorced for eight months, which is much too long for her family to bear. With the best intentions and only her happiness in mind, they stage an intervention in an all-out effort to get her out of pajamas and back into the dating scene, one way or another. Leading the charge are Sarah's sisters, Carol and Christine, eager to line up potential suitors, and their widowed father Bill, who sets a fine example with his own recent and very successful foray into the internet dating realm. Bill has lately been seeing the free-spirited dolly, whom he met online, along with a number of other ladies whose names his daughters can't quite keep track of. Eager to launch their sister's own cyber-dating debut, Carol and Christine pretend to be Sarah and post her profile on perfectmatch.com, with the enticing message, "Voluptuous, sensuous, alluring and fun. DWF seeks special man to share starlit nights. Must love dogs." And wait for the responses to pour in. Sarah soon endures a series of hilariously disastrous mismatches and first dates as the website offers up a stream of eager wannabes and one possible maybe--awkward but intriguing boat builder Jake Anderson, an idealist who measures romance by a Dr. Shivago standard. A little on the intense side, Jake might be looking for more than Sarah wants right now. Meanwhile, at work, there's a new distraction--Bob Connor, the newly separated dad of one of her young students. Charming and relaxed, Bob seems made to order, the perfect guy--but is he just too good to be true?

Crew

Ryan Adams

Song Performer

Ryan Adams

Song

Joey Altruda

Song Performer

Joey Altruda

Song

Craig Armstrong

Music

Joanna August

Assistant

John Bailey

Director Of Photography

Kent Baker

Best Boy Grip

Glen Ballard

Song

Claudette Barius

Photography

Josie Batorski

Tutor

Bob Beher

Foley Editor

Jennifer K Bell

Assistant Camera

Dr. Philip Belove

Consultant

Stephanie Bentley

Song Performer

Stephanie Bentley

Song

John Bilezikjian

Song Performer

Michael I. Bilog

Assistant Production Accountant

Roger Bondelli

Editor

Marcin Borkowski

Assistant

Brad Boyer

Best Boy Grip

Kazimir Boyle

Music Arranger

Clyde E Bryan

Assistant Camera

Leslee Burdette

Assistant

Calvin Callaway

Assistant

David E Campbell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chauncey Canfield

Song

Leonard L Capizzi

Song

Kerry Carmean

Sound Effects Editor

Leon Carr

Song

Matthew B. Chamberlin

Assistant Location Manager

Lola B Chambers

Set Costumer

Joanna Colbert

Casting Director

K.c. Colwell

Assistant Director

Craig Comstock

Assistant Director

Claire Cook

Source Material

Jennifer Corey

Production Coordinator

Gina B Cranham

Set Designer

Sheryl Crow

Song Performer

Vic Cuccia

Transportation Captain

Nancy Culp

Assistant

John-henry Dale

Song

Marguerite Derricks

Choreographer

Sean Devine

Dolly Grip

Jessica C Dimartino

Assistant

David Donaldson

Music Arranger

Tulio Duenas

Loader

Matt Dunkley

Original Music

Steve Eddy

Assistant Production Coordinator

Chuck Eskridge

Painter

Phil Everly

Song

Wes Farrell

Song

Dengue Fever

Song

Dengue Fever

Song Performer

Bonnie Finnegan

Casting

Tim Fitzgerald

Assistant

Stephanie Flack

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Richard Ford

Music Editor

Katrina Gagnon

Assistant Sound Editor

Jane Galli

Makeup Artist

Rob Garlow

Foreman

Jack Gill

Stunt Coordinator

Shaun Glendenning

Special Effects

Gary Glitter

Song

Kevin Globerman

Score Recording

Gary David Goldberg

Screenplay

Gary David Goldberg

Producer

Jason S. Gondek

Production Accountant

Stanley Gonsales

Chief Lighting Technician

Rhona Gordon

Tutor

Eric Gotthelf

Adr Mixer

Claudette Grand

Tutor

Heather Green

Production Associate

Susan Grennan

Assistant

Brad Haehnel

Music Scoring Mixer

Jonathan Hafter

Music Supervisor

Brad Hall

Executive Producer

Mark Harden

Animal Trainer

Aaron Harper

Assistant

Paula Harris

Assistant Director

Shon Hedges

Assistant

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

Eddie Holman

Song Performer

Tom Hrupcho

Foreman

Oliver Hug

Music Editor

Linda Huse

Set Costumer

Tess Inman

Set Costumer

Yusef Islam

Song

Danny Janssen

Song

Maurice Jarre

Music

Kevin Kavanaugh

Art Director

Michael Kehoe

Craft Service

Patrick Kelly

Stunts

David Kelson

Sound Mixer

Randy Kerber

Original Music

Rilo Kiley

Song Performer

Bryan Lamoureux

Assistant Editor

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Mike Leander

Song

Aurelie Levy

Assistant

Jenny Lewis

Song

Rose Librizzi

Makeup

Albert Marangoni

Special Effects

Gilbert Kevin Maruyama

Foreman

Debbi Mazor

Stunts

Tim Mcgee

Craft Service

Florence-isabelle Megginson

Costume Designer

Jessica Meier

Assistant

Rich Mento

Casting Associate

Patrick Mignano

Location Manager

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

Matthew Moriarty

Camera Operator

Guy Morrison

Assistant Location Manager

Michael Moyer

Chief Lighting Technician

Linda Murphy

Boom Operator

Nicholas David Nesbitt

Assistant

Lance Neveu

Music

Phil Notaro

Special Effects Coordinator

Jimmy O'connell

Coordinator

Jonathan O'neil

Chief Lighting Technician

Kevin O'neil

Assistant

June Okada

Assistant

Kyle "snappy" Oliver

Assistant Location Manager

Joseph Ondrejko

Construction Coordinator

Eric Osmond

Assistant Editor

Kelly Oxford

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Tom Ozanich

Sound Effects Editor

Susan Page

Consultant

Hope M. Parrish

Property Master

Kathryn Peters

Set Decorator

Angelo T Petraglia

Song

Bobby Pickett

Song

Bobby Pickett

Song Performer

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Paul Rabjohns

Song

Paul Rabjohns

Song Performer

Liz Radley

Cg Supervisor

Julie Ragland

Associate Producer

Jamie Rama

Illustrator

Joanna Ray

Assistant

Bud Raymond

Cable Operator

John T Reitz

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ilyse A. Reutlinger

Post-Production Supervisor

Rebecca Robertson

Script Supervisor

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Dan Romero

Transportation Coordinator

Linda Ronstadt

Song Performer

Gregg Rudloff

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Gail Ryan

Hair Stylist

Michael Sean Ryan

Transportation Captain

Paul Rylander

Assistant Property Master

Ramin Sakurai

Song

Geri Sariano-lightwood

Song

David Scheid

Assistant

Clint Schultz

Graphic Designer

Eric Sears

Editor

Megan A Sears

Assistant

Michelle Sebek

Stunts

Josh Sheppard

Storyboard Artist

Naomi Shohan

Production Designer

Earl Shuman

Song

Andy Shuttleworth

Steadicam Operator

Andy Shuttleworth

Camera Operator

Bonnie Sikowitz

Production Associate

Jay Sircy

Foreman

Jim Slater

On-Set Dresser

Sanford Slepak

Key Costumer

Dajando Smith

Song

Gamila Smith

Costume Designer

Ronald G Smith

Executive Producer

Ronald G Smith

Production Manager

Russell Solberg

Stunts

Michelle Souza

Props Assistant

Paul St John

Set Costumer

David Stanke

Assistant Sound Editor

Sandra M Stewart

Special Effects

Susie Suh

Song

Susie Suh

Song Performer

Randal Tambling

Key Grip

Jocelyn Thomas

Casting Assistant

Sally A Thornton

Set Designer

Sonny Tipton

Stunts

Jon Title

Sound Effects Editor

Jennifer Todd

Producer

Suzanne Todd

Producer

Deborah Travis

Costumer

Suzanne M Trucks

Assistant Camera

Noel Truick

Song

Dean Tschetter

Illustrator

Laurel Van Dyke

Hair Stylist

Leah Vautrot

Makeup

Candy L Walken

Hair Stylist

Kathleen Walker

Art Department Coordinator

Cindy Wasson

Advisor

Andrea Weaver

Costume Supervisor

Michael A Webber

Assistant Editor

Sam Weisman

Production Consultant

Michael Wilhoit

Supervising Sound Editor

Darlene Williams

Stunts

Lee Wimer

Color Timer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2005
Production Company
Bud Raymond
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video December 20, 2005

Released in United States Summer July 29, 2005

Based on Claire Cook's novel "Must Love Dogs" published by Viking Press July 3, 2002.

Kyra Sedgwick was previously attached to star but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.

Released in United States Summer July 29, 2005

Released in United States on Video December 20, 2005