P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

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Jimmy Zoole (Steve Guttenberg, also making his directing debut) has been having bad, bad day. Not only has his one-man version of Hamlet (performed with hand puppets) just tanked, his girlfriend has left him, his cat is gravely ill, and his unfinished novel has been stolen. Plus, it's New Year's Eve. So when Jimmy finds Eddie (Lombardo Boyar), a gay burglar, lurking in his apartment, he isn't exactly thrilled. On the verge of a major breakdown, he ties up Eddie and uses him as an outlet for his multitude of frustrations. Eddie, it turns out, has a few of his own, including an ex-wife who won't let him see his child. What follows is a New Year's celebration replete with party hats, rope, and some very, very deep emotional issues. Based on James Kirkwood's cult novel (Kirkwood also won a Pulitzer as the author of A Chorus Line), P.S. Your Cat is Dead was screened at the 2002 Philadelaphia Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival.

Cast

Steve Guttenberg
as Jimmy Zoole
Lombardo Boyar
as Eddie Tesoro
Shirley Knight
as Aunt Claire
A.J. Benza
as Carmine
Paul Dillon
as Pidgeon
Kenny Moskow
as Stewart
Fred Medrano
as Stanley
Ann Guttenberg
as Lady at Party
Kim Marriner
as TV Announcer
Patsy Fitzgerald
as First Veterinarian
Christopher Vogler
as Second Veterinarian
Lisa Popeil
as 911 Operator
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Critic Reviews for P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

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  • [The Boys in the Band] is much wittier and funnier than the comparatively frantic and frenzied shouting matches devised by Messrs. Guttenberg, Korn and Kirkwood.

    February 12, 2003 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Observer
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  • Remains too much a filmed play.

    January 23, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's another world now, which is why Kirkwood's play, adapted to the screen by actor Steve Guttenberg, feels so moldy and out of date.

    January 17, 2003 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • It is, inevitably, an actorly exercise -- not off-puttingly so, perhaps, but at no time do we have a sense that we've transcended the stage. Or, for that matter, 1970.

    January 17, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

    John Anderson

    Newsday
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  • The performances are solid, but as a screenwriter, Guttenberg can't make the situation seem like more than a theatrical construct in a contemporary setting.

    January 17, 2003 | Rating: 2/4
  • The story doesn't have anywhere interesting to go once Kate, appropriately humiliated, slinks away.

    January 16, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

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