Sunday 13 February 2005

What's New, Pussycat (1965) - ickleReview (video)

Gosh darn awful movie, written by Woody Allen, but directed by the directionless Clive Donner, with music by Burt Bacharach. Peter Sellers and Peter O'Toole play two incredibly annoying characters: the former a Freudian psychiatrist; the latter a real ladies' man. It's farcical in an undercranked, Keystone manner; and farcical in a don't-ever-watch-this manner. I'm a big fan of Woody Allen, but I guess when he's not directing, you don't get the best out of his material. There's - as ever - some good writing underneath this, but it's lost in the shoddy swinging sixties shite that Donner pukes up. And where's the question mark in the title?

Nugget: I had to pause this movie so that I could fall asleep for a while. Yes, it was that intruiging.

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