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      What's New, Pussycat?

      Released Jun 22, 1965 1 hr. 48 min. Comedy List
      32% 19 Reviews Tomatometer 56% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score An irrepressible cad by nature, Michael James (Peter O'Toole) is determined to reform and stay faithful to his fiancée, Carole (Romy Schneider). However, Michael's attempt at fidelity is jeopardized when numerous attractive women become smitten with him, including Liz (Paula Prentiss) and Rita (Ursula Andress). Meanwhile, another of Michael's admirers, Renée (Capucine), is the object of fixation for his therapist, the wacky Dr. Fritz Fassbender (Peter Sellers). Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 26 Buy Now

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      Jackie W I think it is hilarious, Peter O'Toole pondering his own handsomeness and his Felliniesque memories, the compelling Capuchine, entirely offensive in so many ways but with a sweet soul underneath Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review kevin c Peter O'Toole loves the ladies and his playboy lifestyle and resists the urging of his girlfriend to get married in this madcap comedy written by Woody Allen. Peter Sellers plays an over the top therapist. Woody Allen, Ursula Andress and Romy Schneider are also featured. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Sophomoric sex comedy written by Woody Allen can't be saved by Peter O'Toole and Peter Sellers. Watch the opening credits featuring the title song, then head for the hills. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Whatever you think of Woody Allen and his movies, his later ones were certainly better than this one. This was supposed to be the biggest hit of 1965 (the year I was born) and is now considered "dated" by many critics. Actually, I prefer to believe that even in 1965 it was not considered to be great either. The story is about a playboy whom women find irresistibly attractive-namely flirts, nymphomaniacs, etc. and he in turn cannot resist their advances Which is bad because he wants to settle down and marry his fiancée. So what does he do? Consult with a psychiatrist who is messed up in his own right. The movie is meant to be a screwball farce, but it's crazy without being very funny. People run around, bump into each other, and a big chase scene in the end as was common in comedy movies of the day. But ultimately in substitutes silliness for real wit. It's like a mediocre Keystone Comedy that's not family entertainment. You'd get more laughs out of a standard Three Stooges movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It was ok overall, but, not particularly funny and I thought Peter Sellers character and Woody Allen could have been better or even a bit funnier. Peter O'Toole and the ladies carried this movie Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Hilariously stupid and non-sensical sometimes the movie manages to be quite entertaining and funny. Not the necessary watching though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Andrew Sarris Village Voice The best picture of the year thus far, and by far the funniest comedy. Apr 17, 2019 Full Review TIME Magazine What's New Pussycat? is a comedy built on so many shaky assumptions that it ought to sue for nonsupport. May 10, 2013 Full Review Variety Staff Variety It goes overboard in pressing for its goal and consequently suffers from over-contrived treatment. Mar 23, 2009 Full Review Pauline Kael McCall's It achieves a vulgarity that is cleansing; it’s like hearing four-letter words after a conversation full of euphemisms and innuendos. Sep 20, 2023 Full Review Ray Oviatt Toledo Blade What's New, Pussycat? would seem to have many things going for it. Most of them are going the wrong way, though. Jul 1, 2022 Full Review Richard Schickel LIFE It is a witless attempt to cash in on the spirit of Camp which now blights our laud. Oct 2, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An irrepressible cad by nature, Michael James (Peter O'Toole) is determined to reform and stay faithful to his fiancée, Carole (Romy Schneider). However, Michael's attempt at fidelity is jeopardized when numerous attractive women become smitten with him, including Liz (Paula Prentiss) and Rita (Ursula Andress). Meanwhile, another of Michael's admirers, Renée (Capucine), is the object of fixation for his therapist, the wacky Dr. Fritz Fassbender (Peter Sellers).
      Director
      Clive Donner
      Executive Producer
      John C. Shepridge
      Screenwriter
      Woody Allen
      Distributor
      United Artists
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 22, 1965, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Sound Mix
      Mono
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