Sterile Cuckoo

Sterile Cuckoo

DVD - 2012
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A relentlessly kooky coed and falls in love with a reserved young college student. She actively pursues the shy boyish-man and helps him through the tough first months in school. They both benefit from the relationship; he gains self-confidence and she's now able to come to grips with her unhappy home life.
Publisher: [United States] : Olive Films, 2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372/STERILE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 16, 2019

Directed by Alan J. Pakula in 1969 adapted from the 1965 novel by John Nichols, this American drama depicts a love story of an eccentric, young couple whose relationship deepens despite their differences and inadequacies.
Although the story isn't well developed, the performance of Liza Minnelli appears great.
I like the theme song, "Come Saturday Morning".

Sep 15, 2018

I had not watched this film since seeing it in a theatre in 1969. I was a college student and related more to the story because of my age. I still find Liza Minnelli's performance to be excellent. She is abrasive and over the top at times, but she still shows such vulnerability that you cannot help but wish to heal her pain. "Come Saturday Morning" by the Sandpipers is still one of my favorite songs. I recommend this film. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Sep 29, 2015

Enjoyed Lisa's performance, and a lot of the production, but overall it didn't really work for me storywise.

epotter8811 Mar 28, 2013

If you didn't know the film was made in the late 60s, you'd think it was a modern day Millenial indie dramedy. Everything from the clothes to the quirkiness of Pookie and Jerry are now staples in current indie films. That being said, Liza Minnelli proves herself a capable actress in this first of her two Oscar nominations. The role almost seems built for her offbeat sensibilities and comedic timing. She takes what could be an annoying stereotypical character and gives her a great emotional arc and plenty of charm. The Sterile Cuckoo is not for everyone, but it's a nice little movie to watch on a Saturday afternoon.

Liutukas Feb 19, 2013

Liza Minelli is OK but the plot is shallow.

Nov 27, 2012

Fair - The Sterile Cuckoo – Liza Minelli received her first of two nominations with her portrayal of Pookie in The Sterile Cuckoo. The second nomination came in 1972 for her role in Cabaret which won her the Academy Award for Best Picture. The film is not terribly entertaining except as a curio to see Liza play a complex character. Not for everyone’s taste.


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