She's Funny That Way
She's Funny That Way (2015)

From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson)… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 21, 2015
DVD Release Date: November 3, 2015
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: She's Funny That Way is an affectionate, talent-filled throwback to screwball comedies of old -- which makes it even more frustrating that the laughs are disappointingly few and far between.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

The actors do their best with a hit-and-miss screenplay.

Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

She's Funny That Way often displays an old-school generosity and polish, and at least one breakout performance - but just as often, its moments of inspiration are tempered by miscasting and shrill attempts at humor.

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Claudia Puig
The Asahi Shimbun GLOBE (Japan)

She's Funny That Way is trying very hard to be a sexy screwball comedy. It tries so hard, with such a contrived and silly story, that it only succeeds in wearing the audience down. [Full review in Japanese]

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The giggly men's-magazine tone, especially in Bogdanovich's treatment of call girls, makes the movie seem weirdly anachronistic.

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Glenn Kenny

Too many times the characters in this movie sprint across the line separating quirky charm from know-somethingish affectation, and then stay on the wrong side of it.

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David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Bogdanovich, the principal proponent of the latter-day screwball comedy, wastes a large and capable cast here.

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Wesley Morris

The whole movie is tantrums and meltdowns and pitiful nostalgia... And yet every once in a while, something funny will happen.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

So hopelessly nostalgic about the madcap fizz and fury of screwball pictures, it never works up a head of steam as a funny, in-this-moment comedy on its own.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

It's a lighthearted, somewhat amusing romp written by Bogdanovich and his ex-wife Louise Stratten, filled with interweaving stories that twist and turn, and are amplified when it becomes clear this isn't the first time Arnold has "mentored" a prostitute.

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Brendan Nicholls
Reminded me of the great Woody Allen style of humour and that was excellent. Funny, fresh and very unique old styled humour that balances itself carefully… More
Dann Michalski
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