Based on Laura Zigman's 1998 novel Animal Husbandry, this romantic comedy centers on Jane Goodale (Ashley Judd), a talk-show producer who finds herself suddenly abandoned by her boyfriend (Greg Kinnear). After this untimely breakup, Jane begins to develop a thesis that male behavior is directly related to that of wildlife, with similar patterns existing in both. She studies the tendency for animals to be noncommittal and compares men to bulls, dogs, and other creatures. To prove her theories, she enlists the help of her roommate Eddie (Hugh Jackman), a womanizer who falls into all of the patterns of her research. When applying her studies to Eddie, she gains exposure and suddenly becomes a sensation as a pseudonymous sex columnist. This is the second directorial effort from actor Tony Goldwyn, after his 1999 feature A Walk on the Moon.
- MPAA Rating: PG-13
- Genre(s): Comedy,Drama
- Run Time: 97min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 03/30/2001
- DVD Release Date: 09/18/2001
- Distributor(s): Fox
- Themes: Workplace Romance,Single Life,Opposites Attract,Battle of the Sexes
- Tone: Bright,Humorous,Quirky,Whimsical
abandonment, columnist, producer [showbiz], roommate, talk-show, theory, wildlife
- Country of Origin: USA (03-30-2001)
- Language: English