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
Cinematography Reed Smoot
Release date
  • September 21, 1990 (1990-09-21)
Running time
101 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,171,462

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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