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The Vault: The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1999)

The Truth About Cats and Dogs asks the question: If you had to spend 3 years trapped in biodome with either the Playboy Playmate of the Year, or Time's Woman of the Year, which would you pick?

Uma Thurman plays a well-intentioned, but shallow model. Janeane Garofalo plays an intelligent, well-read radio show host, who is terrifically insecure about her appearance. Not wanting to be rejected for her looks when meeting a love interest met through her radio show, she sends Uma in her place. The film ends as one would expect, and the whole thing is reminiscent of this Nelson Mandela quote:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

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