The Truth about Cats and Dogs

The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Michael Lehmann (1996)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This adorable and very funny romantic comedy stars a scene-stealing Janeane Garofalo as the radio talk show veterinary surgeon who charms listener Ben Chaplin. Garofalo is convinced Chaplin will be disappointed when he actually meets her, so she sends lovely but dim Uma Thurman in her place. Numerous romantic complications ensue as both women fall for the lucky fellow. It all zips along merrily against a sunny Santa Monica background, with Garofalo once again proving her skill as a comedian, while Thurman shows a previously unseen talent for comedy. One phone sex scene may be a bit risqué for younger viewers, but otherwise this will appeal to all ages. It marked a return to form for director Michael Lehmann, whose highs have included Heathers, but whose lows unfortunately number the teeth-grindingly awful My Giant.


A sharp-witted radio vet falls for a handsome caller, but shies away from meeting him because of her low self-esteem. Her glamorous but ditzy neighbour agrees to pose as her, setting the stage for a complex romantic triangle. Romantic comedy, starring Janeane Garofalo, Uma Thurman, Ben Chaplin and Jamie Foxx.

Cast & Crew

Noelle Uma Thurman
Abby Janeane Garofalo
Brian Ben Chaplin
Ed Jamie Foxx
Roy James McCaffrey
Eric Richard Coca
Mario Stanley DeSantis
Susan Antoinette Valente
Bee man Mitch Rouse
Director Michael Lehmann
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdGuidance: Contains swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama