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The Truth About Cats and Dogs is a 1996 film involving a Cyrano De Bergerac Love Triangle. Hollywood Homely Abby Barnes (played by Janeane Garofalo) is a radio veterarian, who falls in love with a caller to her radio show called Brian (played by Ben Chaplin). When Abby gets a blind date with Brian, her insecurity about her appearance causes her to send in her conventionally beautiful neighbor Noelle Slusarsky (played by Uma Thurman). Of course, Noelle develops feelings for Brian too.
- Cleopatra Nose: Ironically, Uma Thurman has a noticeably bigger nose then Janeane Garofalo's, thus reversing that aspect of the original book.
- The Grovel: Ends with the woman grovelling to her male Love Interest, oddly enough.
- Hand or Object Underwear: Uma Thurman and a stack of loudspeakers.
- Hollywood Homely: Played with: Janeane Garofalo is beautiful by any normal standards. However, she considers herself far from attractive, especially when compared to Uma Thurman. It's never stated if she is considered ugly In-Universe and Uma Thurman has a serious case of self esteem issues where she considers herself ugly.
- Quoth Roger Ebert: "The movie is based upon the presumption that Garofalo is not pretty, and of course she is."
- Love Triangle
- Playing Cyrano
- Romantic Comedy