The Sterile Cuckoo (Pookie)
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The Sterile Cuckoo (Pookie)
Liza Minnelli is Pookie Adams, a relentlessly kooky coed in The Sterile Cuckoo. The film's focus, however, is on Wendell Burton (likewise making his first screen appearance) as reserved young college student Jerry. He is actively pursued by the unpredictable Pookie, who helps him to survive his first months in school. Gradually, however, it is obvious that Jerry is outgrowing Pookie. Both, however, have benefited from the relationship (he has gained self-confidence, she is now able to come to grips with her unhappy home life) and their parting is a tender one. Not unlike his stars, Alan J.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Age has not been particularly kind to it, but... [it's] carried off with far more competence and assurance than many directorial debuts have enjoyed."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"If I hear "Come Saturday Morning" one more time, I will throw something at innocent Pookie!"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Liza Minnelli starring as a free spirit named "Pookie" could get old fast--but it doesn't, and the movie is warm and engaging."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
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