What's New Pussycat (1965)
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A notorious womanizer, fashion editor Michael James (Peter O'Toole) decides to seek the help of a psychiatrist when he begins to feel that his inability to commit to a relationship is adversely affecting his personal life. Desperate to remain faithful to his fiancée Carole (Romy Schneider), Michael enlists the help of Dr. Fassbinder (Peter Sellers), blissfully unaware that as Dr. Fassbinder is making the moves on a patient who secretly longs for the seemingly irresistible Michael. As Michael and
Jun 22, 1965 Wide
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What's New Pussycat? is a comedy built on so many shaky assumptions that it ought to sue for nonsupport.
It goes overboard in pressing for its goal and consequently suffers from over-contrived treatment.
Clive Donner's stylish direction harmonizes well with Woody Allen's inspired screenplay to yield an elegant entertainment, proving once again that Allen is a better scenarist than a director.
Somewhere in the proceedings there were sane and skillful artisans at work.
Better scripted (by Woody Allen) than dirceted (by Clive Donner), this psychiatrist farce is intermittently funny; too bad that the role Allen wrote for himself instead went to Peter Sellers who's over the top.
A classic comedy of its time and captures the period in sight and sound. It doesn't wear as well as a true classic, though, and many of the gags would feel dated 20 years later.
Jammed with stars in a zany, surprisingly unfunny plot for the most part.
The all-star international cast goes overboard in keeping things zany but not necessarily funny.
A horribly dated affair, Clive Donner's film ends with the entire cast desperately trying to get laughs from a go-kart race. Yes, it really is that bad.
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