She’s Funny That Way [2015] ★★

Film Poster 1 I like Peter Bogdanovich. In the early 1970s, when he made “The Last Picture Show”, “Paper Moon” and “What’s Up, Doc?”, he was ranked alongside Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. But things didn’t go quite as planned, especially in the last 20 years. Now he’s directing another screwball comedy that feels a lot like recycled material. You’ve got to give credit to Owen Wilson and Imogen Poots: they give their all to “She’s Funny That Way” and play this silly comedy for all it’s worth….which, sorry to say, isn’t much. Wilson plays a married Broadway director who assigns a call girl (Poots) to his hotel room one night. The next day, she auditions for a Broadway play, only to find that its director is the man she’s just spent the night with. To make things even more complicated, the director is married to the play’s leading actress (Kathryn Hahn). If you’re familiar with Bogdanovich’s love for screwball comedies, you probably know what to expect from “She’s Funny That Way”. Except that it doesn’t quite work this time around. I still have nothing but respect for Peter Bogdanovich and hopefully we’ll get to see more from him in the near future. He definitely deserves a better vehicle than this.

Rating: 2/4

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  1. This movie really is terrible. I don’t understand how so many A list actors like Owen Wilson and Jennifer aniston played in it. It’s absolutely pointless.

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