The Truth About Cats & Dogs

1996 PG-13 1h 39m DVD

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

1996 PG-13 1h 39m DVD
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Talk-radio veterinarian Abby Barnes gets in a pickle when a smitten caller asks to meet her, and she lies to him about her looks. The short brunette describes herself as a tall, willowy blonde -- and a string of escalating comic calamities ensues.
Cast
Uma Thurman, Janeane Garofalo, Ben Chaplin, Jamie Foxx, James McCaffrey, Richard Coca, Stanley DeSantis, Antoinette Valente, Mitch Rouse, La Tanya M. Fisher
Director
Michael Lehmann
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that while the pet antics make this movie seem like a great preteen pick, Abby plays a liberated woman who discusses sexual matters frankly. Her telephone relationship with Brian culminates in a prolonged bathtub phone-sex scene.

Sexual Content

Sexual innuendo and one fairly explicit phone sex scene in a bathtub with implied masturbation (though nothing is ever shown).

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Mild and, for the most part, of the bathroom variety (though "f--k" is used on one occasion).

Social Behavior

While the movie tries to depict romance from the position of the average woman, it affirms a lot of stereotypes--especially that concerning "dumb" blondes. Some sexual innuendo.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking to excess.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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