Must Love Dogs

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Must Love Dogs ★★ 2005 (PG-13)

Recently-divorced Sarah (Lane), a 40ish preschool teacher, is thrown into the online dating world by her family, a large group of cackling Irish Americans. But first Sarah meets Bob (Mulroney), the separated father of one of her students, and later Jake (super-witty Cusack), a romantic who builds wooden boats by hand, and the triangle ensues. Former TV director Goldberg and a star-loaded cast don't quite make a love connection, but a passable date movie is in here somewhere. The title is a good motto to live by, though. 98m/C DVD . US Diane Lane, John Cusack, Dermot Mulroney, Christopher Plummer, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Perkins, Ben Shenkman, Julie Gonzalo, Brad Hall, Brad William Henke, Ali Hillis, Steve Schirripa, Laura Kightlinger, Jordana Spiro; D: Gary David Goldberg; W: Gary David Goldberg; C: John Bailey; M: Craig Armstrong.