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What's New Pussycat (1965)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  22 June 1965 (USA)
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A playboy who refuses to give up his hedonistic lifestyle to settle down and marry his true love seeks help from a demented psychoanalyst who is having romantic problems of his own.

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Michael James (as Peter O'toole)
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Carole
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Renée
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Liz
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Rita
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Anna Fassbender (as Edra Gale)
Katrin Schaake ...
Jacqueline
Eléonore Hirt ...
Mrs. Werner (as Eleonor Hirt)
Jean Parédès ...
Marcel (as Jean Paredes)
Jacques Balutin ...
Etienne
Jess Hahn ...
Mr. Werner
Howard Vernon ...
Doctor
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Philippe
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Michael James, a notorious womanizer, desperately wants to be faithful to his fiancée Carole, but runs into serious problems since every woman he meets seems to fall in love with him. His psychoanalyst Dr. Fassbender can't help him either since he's busy courting one of his patients who in turn longs for Michael. A catastrophe appears on the horizon as all the characters check into the Chateau Chantelle hotel for the weekend not knowing of each other's presence. Written by Robert Zeithammel

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The title is a line Warren Beatty used on his girlfriends at the time particularly by the way Beatty would answer the telephone. See more »

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[Carole has taken Michael's car keys]
Michael James: Give me the key.
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Here I Am
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Music by Burt Bacharach (uncredited)
Lyrics by Hal David (uncredited)
Sung by Dionne Warwick
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Sloppy (if occasionally amusing) mess.
29 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

"What's New, Pussycat" marks the writing and acting debut of Woody Allen; as an actor, he clearly steals the show, and he has a couple of hilarious scenes. Peter O'Toole is agreeable in a somewhat self-parodying role, but Peter Sellers is really disappointing in this film, constantly overacting and earning very few laughs. Allen's screenplay has some witty lines but generally it's a complete and utter mess - in a way that gives the film an feeling of sloppiness. There are a few chuckles in this movie, but it's very dated, and as comedy it can best be described as highly uneven. And I didn't understand if the sets were intentionally so fake-looking.


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