A New Leaf
A New Leaf (1971)

In this old-fashioned screwball comedy, a penniless playboy comes up with a devious plot to scare up some cash. His plan is to marry an exceptionally clumsy heiress so he can kill her and steal her fortune. Unfortunately, his… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 23, 2014
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Calum Marsh
Village Voice

A film of such wit and comic invention that it belongs among the great American comedies.

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Fernando F. Croce

Elaine May's directorial debut, a beautifully refined exposition of screwball comedy's brackish side

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Keith Uhlich
Slant Magazine

Blessed with a perpetual craggy hangdog, Matthau is May's perfect comic foil.

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Josh Larsen

A screwball-oddball comedy that deserves far more attention than it gets...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

May's brand of humor is beyond deadpan, and you may find yourself laughing long after the fact, even if you're not laughing in the moment.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Occasionally charming, always watchable star vehicle. Pleasantly offbeat

Lewis Porteous
The Skinny

It's great fun to watch Walter Matthau play against type as a spoilt trust fund kid, but it's the versatile and inventive May that he (and the audience) fall for.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Very funny in patches.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
Alec Barniskis
Its a shame we never have and probably never will see May's original three hour cut because as wonderfully weird and funny as the current version is, the… More