What's New, Pussycat? (1965) - Rotten Tomatoes

What's New, Pussycat? (1965)

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In this comedy, fashion editor Michael James sees psychiatrist Dr. Fritz Fassbender to seek help with his inability to have a serious relationship with any of the women he meets. While James is fighting off the women, Victor Shakapopulis is desperately trying to find a way to attract even one.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Classics , Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

Peter O'Toole
as Michael James
Peter Sellers
as Dr. Fritz Fassbender
Capucine
as Renée
Woody Allen
as Victor
Eddra Gale
as Anna Fassbender
Katrin Schaake
as Jacqueline
Richard Burton
as Man in Bar
Elenore Hirt
as Mrs. Sylvia Werner
Eleonore Hirt
as Mrs. Sylvia Werner
Jess Hahn
as Perry Werner
Howard Vernon
as Doctor
Michel Subor
as Philippe
Sabine Sun
as Nurse
Nicole Karen
as Tempest O'Brien
Jacqueline Fogt
as Charlotte
Daniel Emilfork
as Gas Station Man
Tanya Lopert
as Miss Lewis
Barbara Somers
as Miss Marks
Robert Rollis
as Car Renter
Marion Conrad
as Stripteaser
Maggie Wright
as Stripteaser
Jean-Yves Autrey
as Fassbender's Child
Pascal Wolf
as Fassbender's Child
Nadine Papin
as Fassbender's Child
Colin Drake
as Durell
Gordon Felio
as Fat Man
Louise Lasser
as The Nutcracker
F. Medard
as Nash
Francoise Hardy
as Secretary
Georges Douking
as Concierge at Renee's Apartment
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Critic Reviews for What's New, Pussycat?

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

What's New Pussycat? is a comedy built on so many shaky assumptions that it ought to sue for nonsupport.

Full Review… | May 10, 2013
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

It goes overboard in pressing for its goal and consequently suffers from over-contrived treatment.

Full Review… | March 23, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

The mixed results are entertaining, if flawed.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Somewhere in the proceedings there were sane and skillful artisans at work.

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Offers a few bursts of insanity worth paying attention to, but as a farce, it never finds its footing, missing a golden opportunity to make iconic mischief with a trio of determined leading men.

Full Review… | September 27, 2014
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Audience Reviews for What's New, Pussycat?

Very funny: Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and Peter O'Toole, together are really funny, but What's New Pussycat is too silly.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

A very, very, very silly movie. Not a great movie, but funny in places, and very, very silly.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Sellers and O'Toole are a good team, but the script needs some work. The story is good for the most part, but it eventually gets silly and out of control. Overall it's okay, but it could have been much better.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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