P.S. Your Cat Is Dead
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 17, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2003
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

[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.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

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another world now, which is why Kirkwood's play, adapted to the screen by actor Steve Guttenberg, feels so moldy and out of date.

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David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

Canned theater.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Remains too much a filmed play.

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John Anderson

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.

Kim Morgan

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.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

Guttenberg is a capable director; his framing is crisp, his pacing brisk, his eye alert to telling detail.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

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.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Guttenberg ... obviously meant this as a major stretch, and does his best acting work since his breakthrough in Diner.

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