Don't Tell Her It's Me

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Don't Tell Her It's Me
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Malcolm Mowbray
Produced by George G. Braunstein
Written by Sarah Bird
Starring Steve Guttenberg
Jami Gertz
Shelley Long
Kyle MacLachlan
Cinematography Reed Smoot
Release dates
September 20, 1990
Running time
101 min
Country United States
Language English

Don't Tell Her It's Me (also known as The Boyfriend School) is a 1990 comedy film starring Shelley Long, Steve Guttenberg, and Jami Gertz. The film was directed by Malcolm Mowbray and written by Sarah Bird (adapted from her novel, The Boyfriend School).[1][2]


Gus Kubicek (played by Guttenberg) is a depressed and overweight cartoonist who recently won a battle against Hodgkin’s disease. His caring sister Lizzie Potts (Long), a nosy romance novelist, responds to his sadness by trying to set him up with a suitable woman. Yet to do so she must make him seem more dynamic and attractive. When Gus falls in love with Emily (Gertz), he adopts the persona of Lobo Marunga, a leather-clad biker from New Zealand.[1]



  1. ^ a b Maslin, Janet (1990-09-21). "Review, Don’t Tell Her It’s Me, New York Times, 21 September 1990". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  2. ^ "BIRD'S WORDS by Jennifer C. Shenk". Retrieved 2010-11-09. 

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