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113 Ratings

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

Directed by Michael Lehmann
United States, 1996
Comedy, Romance


Talk-radio veterinarian Abby Barnes gets in a pickle when smitten caller Brian asks to meet her, and she lies to him about her looks. Worried that her appearance will put Brian off, the short brunette describes herself as a tall, willowy blonde.

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The Truth About Cats & Dogs Directed by Michael Lehmann

Awards & Festivals

American Comedy Awards

1997 | Nominee: Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

1997 | Winner: National Film Registry

Critics reviews

It gets stickier when the film begins comparing Abby’s “single girl blues” as a modern, media-savvy but lonely woman with Noelle’s dead-end, abusive, proletarian relationship. The fact that these Cyrano-esque antics are rather listlessly staged by a once-promising director, Michael Lehmann (Heathers, 1988), does not help matters.
July 01, 1996
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