The Sterile Cuckoo (Pookie)
The Sterile Cuckoo (Pookie) (1969)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 22, 1969
DVD Release Date: October 16, 2012
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

If I hear "Come Saturday Morning" one more time, I will throw something at innocent Pookie!

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Liza Minnelli starring as a free spirit named "Pookie" could get old fast--but it doesn't, and the movie is warm and engaging.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Quiet drama with Liza very impressive in an early role before she ossified into a sequined showboat. The view of college life is dated but the emotions are as… More
Kevin M. Williams
i loved this film...years and years ago...tender and sweet...poignant.
John Ballantine
Dated and forgettable early Liza Minnelli piece. These themes have been revisited countless times and in a much better way.