Picks and Pans Review: American Playhouse: Some Men Need Help
Treat (A Streetcar Named Desire) Williams is a drunken, obnoxious, bigoted, sexist, hateful, violent and dirty PR man. His name is Hudley B. Singleton III but you can call him self-pity personified. Then Philip Bosco as a back-slapping Italian neighbor in a pink house comes to Treat's rescue, getting him dried out and convincing him that somebody cares. But why anybody should care is beyond figuring. The script comes from the two-by-four school of writing, hitting you over the head with lines like, "Was I ever a good man? Was I ever full of love and caring?" And, "I don't want to be saved." And, "I'm dead inside." That's one problem with Some Men. The other problem is Williams' overacting. Some Men Need Help needs lots of help.
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