Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)





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In this Sidney Lumet romantic comedy, Max Herschel (Alan King) is a powerful businessman who keeps a bevy of beauties for pleasure to escape his alcoholic wife, Connie (Dina Merrill). His main minx is Bones Burton (Ali MacGraw), a successful television producer who is tiring of Max's lack of commitment. When she takes up with Steven (Peter Weller), Max does everything in his power to win her back. Silent screen star Myrna Loy plays Max's faithful secretary, in her last big-screen role, and steals the show.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jay Presson Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 7, 2010
Warner Home Video


Alan King
as Max Herschel
Ali MacGraw
as Bones Burton
Myrna Loy
as Stella Liberti
Keenan Wynn
as Seymour Berger
Tony Roberts
as Mike Berger
Peter Weller
as Steven Routledge
Dina Merrill
as Connie Herschel
Joseph Maher
as Dr. Coleson
Joseph Leon
as Julie Raskin
Raymond Thorne
as Dr. Jowdy
Tom Batten
as Dr. Kierstein
Leslie Easterbrook
as Hospital Nurse
Paul E. Guskin
as Mark Gosse
Stanley Greene
as Bones' Lester
Lee Doyle
as Party Major Domo
Mike Howard
as Dr. Benecek
Paddy Croft
as Berger's Secretary
Andrew Murphy
as Limo Driver
Margie Swearingen
as Hollywood Actress
Lacey Neuhaus
as Party Blonde
Phil Leto
as Hair Dresser
Tony Munafo
as Lukins Guard
David Rasche
as Stopwatch Producer
John Gabriel
as Commentator
Ruth Holden
as Monica Miles
Paul Farentino
as Max's Chauffeur
Bill Masi
as Butler
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Silly rom-com, that dishes out its comedy in an aggressive NYC style.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Just Tell Me What You Want


Fun comedy that has surprisingly good performances from Alan King and Ali MacGraw perhaps her best ever, which isn't setting the bar too high of course but she really is okay here. Myrna Loy offers excellent support as usual, this was her last theatrical feature and it's a much better role and picture than a lot of classic actresses had a chance to exit in.

jay nixon

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