A New Leaf
A New Leaf (1971)

Elaine May wrote and directed (credits May attempted to have removed after the studio made extensive cuts in the film) this dark and funny comedy about marriage, murder, and money. May also stars as Henrietta, a shy and clumsy wallflower,… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: April 23, 2014
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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
CinePassion

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
LarsenOnFilm

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