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She's Funny That Way (2014)

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On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

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Peter Bogdanovich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Imogen Poots ... Isabella Patterson
Illeana Douglas ... Judy
Graydon Carter ... Limo Driver
Owen Wilson ... Arnold Albertson
Scott Campbell Scott Campbell ... Hotel Guest #1
Erin Heatherton ... Hotel Guest #2
Melanie Hill ... Hotel Receptionist
Jake Hoffman ... Hotel Bellboy
Rhys Ifans ... Seth Gilbert
Richard Lewis ... Al Finkelstein
Cybill Shepherd ... Nettie Finkelstein
Debi Mazar ... Vickie
Austin Pendleton ... Judge Pendergast
George Morfogen George Morfogen ... Harold Fleet
Tovah Feldshuh ... Miriam Pendergast
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Storyline

On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Show biz has always been a little screwball.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

People Magazine reported this film going into pre-production in the mid 1990s, with the title "Squirrels to the Nuts" and featuring Tatum O'Neal in the leading role. Peter Bogdanovich was quoted as saying "This movie is my gift to her." See more »

Goofs

When Arnold and Delta take a cab in the morning the day after the audition, the taximeter is off. See more »

Quotes

Margie: Squirrels to the nuts! Oh, are you okay? I cannot believe I'm running into you Derek!
Arnold Albertson: Shhh!
Margie: No, I'm not going to be quiet! It's Margie, remember? From Chicago? I've looked everywhere for you! You don't understand, you've changed my life! I went to fashion school, and I'm the executive buyer here.
Arnold Albertson: Shut up!
Margie: Besides that, you gave me the single best night I ever had in bed and out. And it's all because of you and the squirrels and the nuts!
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During the end credits, we see what happened to the main characters. See more »


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Pass the Sauce
Written by Marty Wereski (as Martin Wereski)
Performed by The JL Pasta Band
Courtesy of Mar-Tune Music
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A Really Funny Screwball Comedy!
1 October 2015 | by namashi_1See all my reviews

Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way' is an entertaining, enjoyable film, thats amongst the best Screwball comedies in recent times. And the terrific ensemble, deliver excellently!

'She's Funny That Way' Synopsis: On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

'She's Funny That Way' is an absurd story, centered around a hooker (Imogen Poots). The series of events she witnesses in this eccentric comedy, is often hilarious. I was in splits when all of its characters came under one roof...its impossible not to laugh at their bizarre personalities.

Louise Stratten & Bogdanovich's Screenplay hits the right notes. The only glitch comes in the middle of the way, when the pace dips for a bit, as the Writing loosens. However, things come back on track & get funnier as this story comes to an end. Bogdanovich's Direction (Though Very Woody Allen) is skilled. The Legendary Storyteller has handled all the comedic portions, with flourish. Cinematography & Editing are superb. Art Design is perfect.

'She's Funny That Way' would've been a lesser joyride, if the casting would've been wrong. But, luckily here, everyone is cast right-on! Imogen Poots delivers a knockout performance as the protagonist, enacting the hooker under pressure, to perfection. Owen Wilson is effortlessly convincing, oozing naturalness throughout. Kathryn Hahn is a comedic force. What a performance! Rhys Ifans is as sleazy as it can get, while Will Forte has his moments. Jennifer Aniston is absolutely terrific as the irritated psychiatrist. Austin Pendleton & George Morfogen are in fine form, as well.

On the whole, 'She's Funny That Way' gets most of it right. Watch It!


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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Squirrels to the Nuts See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$111,996

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,034,851
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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