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The Truth About Cats and Dogs

I decided to see this movie again recently. I liked it even better than before! In a summer of blockbuster explosions, huge movies, and impossible missions, this quiet little love story has become my favorite film of the season. Sure, you've read all the other reviews; the ones that say "Oh, Janeane Garofalo is the only good thing in this movie!" Well, yeah, she's great, and I love her. (Janeane and Ben) But overall, the movie didn't bum me out as much as it appeared to do for so many other people. I was interested in the whole story. Yeah, I'm a guy, but this was a romantic comedy that I liked. A little wackier than Roxanne, (its "Cyrano"-rooted cousin) The Truth About Cats and Dogs is a great bit of entertainment. The writing is witty and sharp. Garofalo is the breakout star, of course, but Uma Thurman and Ben Chaplin more than hold their own (Chaplin, quite literally, in one unforgettable scene).

(Janeane and Uma)

All in all, it's Janeane who is likely to benefit most from this. So, if you must learn more about her, it's not a bad idea to start browsing the web at The Janeane Garofalo Worship Page. It's not as psycho as it sounds, trust me.

And when it comes right down to it, who would you rather spend time with: Janeane or Uma? (Hint: the correct answer is Janeane.) Now if we can just do something about her rather gloomy self image ...

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Colin Campbell - jenolen@earthlink.net
Last updated June 3, 1996