What's New, Pussycat? (1965)

What's New, Pussycat?



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Movie Info

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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Woody Allen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 7, 2005


as Michael James

as Dr. Fritz Fassbender

as Renée

as Victor, Victor Shaka...

as Anna Fassbender

as Jacqueline

as Mrs. Sylvia Werner

as Man in Bar

as Mrs. Sylvia Werner

as Perry Werner

as Doctor

as Philippe

as Nurse

as Tempest O'Brien

as Charlotte

as Gas Station Man

as Miss Lewis

as Miss Marks

as Car Renter

as Stripteaser

as Stripteaser

as Fassbender's Child

as Fassbender's Child

as Fassbender's Child

as Fat Man

as The Nutcracker

as Secretary

as Concierge at Renee's...
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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
Top Critic

The mixed results are entertaining, if flawed.

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

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

Full Review… | May 21, 2005
New York Times
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

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

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

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

Super Reviewer

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