Don't Tell Her It's Me (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Don't Tell Her It's Me (1990)





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In this romantic comedy, recovering chemotherapy patient and cartoonist Gus Kubicek (Steve Guttenberg) is made over into every woman's fantasy man by his romance-novelist sister, Lizzie (Shelley Long). As Gus succeeds in sweeping the attractive reporter Emily Pear (Jami Gertz) off her feet, he must struggle with his desire to tell her the truth about who he really is and his fear of rejection.


Steve Guttenberg
as Gus Kubicek
Shelley Long
as Lizzie Potts
Jami Gertz
as Emily Pear
Kevin Scannell
as Mitchell Potts
Beth Grant
as Babette
Bert Hogue
as Airport Security Guard
Michelle Torres
as Ticket Agent
Laura Alcalde
as Bartender
Perry Anzilotti
as Hairdresser
Caroline Lund
as Annabelle
Bill Applebaum
as Man in Bar
Stacy Areheart
as Teenage Girl
Sally Lund
as Annabelle
O'Neal Compton
as Gas Station Attendant
Nada Despotovich
as Receptionist
Jeannie Epper
as Woman Thug
Tony Epper
as Gas Station Thug
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Critic Reviews for Don't Tell Her It's Me

All Critics (2)

Sparkling comedy with witty dialogue and a bravura turn by Shelley Long.

December 4, 2016 | Full Review…

...the cinematic equivalent of background music...

January 26, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Don't Tell Her It's Me


(1990 Director: Malcolm Mowbray) Entertaining tale of a brother (Steve Guttenberg) and sister (Shelley Long) and based on a book of the same title. Lizzie Potts ghost writes romance novels and is interviewed by Emily Pear (Jami Gertz). LIzzie introduces Emily to her brother Gus who has recently recovered from 2 years of treatments for cancer, which leaves him nearly bald, swollen and less than attractive in appearance when he meets Emily. Kyle MacLachlan co-stars as Emily's editor/boyfriend who is far from reliable. Gus & Lizzie conjure up a sherade for Emily to swoon over Gus, who with a lot of effort transforms himself in "Lobo" of New Zealand! Lots of laughs!

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