P.S. Your Cat Is Dead : Movie Review

Steve Guttenberg, star of "Three Men and a Baby," makes a competent directing debut with "P.S. Your Cat is Dead," adapted from a 1975 play.

It's New Year's Eve, and actor Jimmy Zoole (Guttenberg) is not only unemployed, his girlfriend has dumped him. Then he surprises the gay burglar Eddie (Lombardo Boyar), who's cleaned him out twice before.

Jimmy ties up Eddie and forces him to eat food belonging to his cat, while Eddie taunts Jimmy about his life and sexuality as the two form an unlikely bond.

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. The idea of fluid sexuality is much less novel than it was 30 years ago, and moving the action from New York to Los Angeles doesn't make much sense.

Author : Lou Lumenick