P.S. Your Cat is Dead!
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P.S. Your Cat is Dead!
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… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[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."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"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another world now, which is why Kirkwood's play, adapted to the screen by actor Steve Guttenberg, feels so moldy and out of date."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Canned theater."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"A two-character roundelay whose modicum of enjoyment depends largely on your own personal appetite for social commentary transparently dressed up as assertively quirky entertainment."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"The film's completely declawed of energy and comedy."
‑ , E! Online
"Remains too much a filmed play."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"In 1975, the idea of a straight man tying up a gay burglar was exotic, darkly humorous and sexually charged. In director/star Steve Guttenberg's new film version, it comes off as no big deal."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"Guttenberg's Jimmy is such a natural extension of the actor himself, which adds a dimension the original playwright never could have imagined."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"Guttenberg is a capable director; his framing is crisp, his pacing brisk, his eye alert to telling detail."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"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."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Guttenberg ... obviously meant this as a major stretch, and does his best acting work since his breakthrough in Diner."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Dominated by an unshaven Guttenberg mugging, ranting, screaming and hurling himself around the luxurious loft set we're meant to believe is a squalid dump that serves as a nagging reminder to Jimmy of his inadequacies."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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