Film: The Truth About Cats and Dogs
- ABBY: "You can love your pets, just don't love your pets."
"The tropes about cats and dogs":
- Broken Aesop: Many, (if not most) viewers considered Garafalo to be more attractive than Thurman, making the "guy falls for girl based on her brain and personality" completely invalid.
- 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.
- Quoting 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
- Split-Screen Phone Call: a Phone Sex conversation between Abby and Brian.ABBY: "That night on the phone? I'm pregnant."