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“Must Love Dogs” Opening July 29

In another signal about how Internet dating has entered the mainstream, “Must Love Dogs” is a movie centered around cyberlove. Here’s the description from the movie’s webiste below:

Dating is never easy. Early in the search for love, people find the golden formula for meeting a soul mate is one part humiliation, two parts aggravation, and a little blind luck thrown in for the fortunate.

Today’s dating game is a blur of websites, speed lunches and hordes of friends and relatives who know just the wrong person for you.

Thirty-something pre-school teacher Sarah Nolan (DIANE LANE) has been divorced for eight months, which is much too long for her co-workers and family to bear. With the best of intentions and only her happiness in mind, Sarah’s sisters, Carol (ELIZABETH PERKINS) and Christine (ALI HILLIS), begin lining up less-than-savory potential suitors. Meanwhile, their widowed father, Bill (CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER), is way ahead of the curve, having already cornered the market on internet dates, including his new web squeeze, the free-spirited Dolly (STOCKARD CHANNING).

Eager to launch her sister’s cyber-dating debut, Carol pretends to be Sarah, goes online and puts her profile on perfectmatch.com, with the last line being “Must love dogs.”

Sarah soon endures a torrent of eager wannabes and one very possible maybe, the handsome and accomplished but surprisingly awkward web date Jake (JOHN CUSACK) as well as Bob (DERMOT MULRONEY), the newly-divorced dad of one of her students, a hot prospect who may prove too good to be true.

As she braves a series of hilariously disastrous mismatches and first dates, Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that, no matter what, it’s never a good idea to give up on love.

ABC has a reality series about Internet dating called “Hooking Up” starting July 14. We are everywhere. I do not think that I will wait for it to come out on CD. You’ll get a review.

From Your Romance Coach, Kathryn Lord



This is the second recent movie with an online dating service product placement.  Hilary Duff’s “The Perfect Man” has a plot centered around Match.com. 

Perfectmatch.com has been busy lately with the “Must Love Dogs” movie, a Josie Bissett hosted infomercial, as well as the earlier made-for-Lifetime-Television movie “Perfect Romance”.

Now, how did I miss “The Perfect Man”?  That’s the first I have heard about it.  Went right to Netflix and reserved it, even though it’s not out on DVD yet. Who are you, Ben?  You seem very well informed.  Tell me more…

Best, Kathryn

PS PerfectMatch also did VERY well this past season with Dr. Phil!

I cannot WAIT for this movie.

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