Just Tell Me What You Want (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes

Just Tell Me What You Want (1980)





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Sidney Lumet's comedy stars Alan King as a tycoon whose mistress (Ali McGraw) begins seeing a younger man (Peter Weller), at which point the businessman realizes just how much he cares for her.

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Alan King
as Max Herschel
Ali MacGraw
as Bones Burton
Myrna Loy
as Stella Liberti
Keenan Wynn
as Seymour Berger
Tony Roberts
as Mike Berger
Peter Weller
as Steven Routledge
Dina Merrill
as Connie Herschel
Joseph Maher
as Dr. Coleson
Joseph Leon
as Julie Raskin
Raymond Thorne
as Dr. Jowdy
Tom Batten
as Dr. Kierstein
Leslie Easterbrook
as Hospital Nurse
Paul E. Guskin
as Mark Gosse
Stanley Greene
as Bones' Lester
Lee Doyle
as Party Major Domo
Mike Howard
as Dr. Benecek
Paddy Croft
as Berger's Secretary
Margie Swearingen
as Hollywood Actress
Andrew Murphy
as Limo Driver
Lacey Neuhaus
as Party Blonde
Phil Leto
as Hair Dresser
Tony Munafo
as Lukins Guard
David Rasche
as Stopwatch Producer
John Gabriel
as Commentator
Ruth Holden
as Monica Miles
Paul Farentino
as Max's Chauffeur
Bill Masi
as Butler
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Critic Reviews for Just Tell Me What You Want

All Critics (2)

It raises questions about what makes people tick and then doesn't answer them.

November 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Silly rom-com, that dishes out its comedy in an aggressive NYC style.

May 27, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Just Tell Me What You Want


Fun comedy that has surprisingly good performances from Alan King and Ali MacGraw perhaps her best ever, which isn't setting the bar too high of course but she really is okay here. Myrna Loy offers excellent support as usual, this was her last theatrical feature and it's a much better role and picture than a lot of classic actresses had a chance to exit in.

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