P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2003)

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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.
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R (for language, drug and sexual content)
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Comedy
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Cast

Steve Guttenberg
as Jimmy Zoole
Lombardo Boyar
as Eddie Tesoro
Shirley Knight
as Aunt Claire
Tom Wright
as Fred
A.J. Benza
as Carmine
Paul Dillon
as Pidgeon
Kenny Moskow
as Stewart
Kenneth Moskow
as Stewart
Frank Medrano
as Stanley
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

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

[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.

Full Review… | February 12, 2003
New York Observer
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Remains too much a filmed play.

Full Review… | January 23, 2003
Los Angeles Times
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Guttenberg is a capable director; his framing is crisp, his pacing brisk, his eye alert to telling detail.

Full Review… | January 23, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review… | January 17, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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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
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
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

½

Loved it. This guy who's having a horrible day/life catches a cat bugler and is able to take out some frustration.

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

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