Must Love Dogs

Synopsis: Preschool teacher Sarah Nolan, divorced for eight months, is still grieving the end of her marriage. Although she didn't see it as being perfect, she probably would have stuck it out as what she saw as the "for better or worse" obligation of the wedding vows, that is if her ex-husband, Kevin, didn't end it for what ended up being leaving her for a younger woman. She is urged by her over-supportive family, comprised of her many siblings, their partners, and her widowed father, to get back into the dating scene, something she has been reluctant to do in not feeling ready. As such, her most proactive sister in the matter, Carol, sets her up on an Internet dating site. Within her less than prepared state, Sarah does go along with meeting men by the means offered to her. Beyond especially her female siblings, Sarah is given unique perspectives on the whole issue of dating and commitment by her father, Bill, who is exploring dating after losing who was the love of his life in Sarah's mother,
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Gary David Goldberg
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Maybe if it came with private lessons.

Everybody wants all that Tupperware...

...those computer-designed, | fiberglass-composite things.

I mean, don't even look like boats.

They look like boats when they | whiz by your wooden guy.

That was one race, and I've made | some adjustments, Charlie.

- Wood boats can win, trust me on that. | - They can't win.

That's why people don't want them.

They can't win, | but they lose beautifully.

And the whole experience | is just better. Look at this.

I'm making these boats | the exact same way...

...the Spanish and the Portuguese | made their ships of exploration.

There's a continuity | at stake here, Charlie.

This is more than a boat.

- This is a time machine. | - lf you paid this much attention to Lisa...'d still be together. | - This is true.

But you know what? If I had to do it | it all over again, I wouldn't.

I wouldn't. | Lisa taught me about sadness...

...about human frailty...

...and how unbearably fleeting | happiness can be.

- I'm gonna owe her for the rest of my life. | - Oh, you'll be paying. Monthly.

Hope you don't mind | that I brought Mother Teresa.

Are you kidding? I love this girl. | Mother Teresa, do you have a friend for me?

Hey, is everything all right at home?

Yeah, Jennifer just gets tired | of all the family gatherings.

Too many old stories. | It makes her feel left out.

Yeah. Kevin used to say that.

- I still say it. | - I say it too.

It seems hard now, Sarah, I know...

...but you get a chance to make | a new life for yourself.

Thank you, but in | the marketplace of available women...

Any guy would be lucky to get you. | You're smart, you're funny...

...even pretty when | you're not wallowing in self-pity.

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Gary David Goldberg

Gary David Goldberg (June 25, 1944 – June 22, 2013) was an American writer and producer for television and film. Goldberg was best known for his work on Family Ties (1982–89), Spin City (1996–2002), and his semi-autobiographical series Brooklyn Bridge (1991–93). more…

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