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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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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

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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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Country:

Germany | USA

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

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,814, 28 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$88,460, 30 August 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was originally rated R by the MPAA for "some language" but the rating was surrendered and the film was released unrated. See more »

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When we first see Seth and Arnold get off the elevator at the Barclay, they go to their rooms in opposite directions. The next time we see the rooms they are across the hall from each other. See more »

Quotes

Jane Claremont: a.k.a. Glowstick. Why Glowstick? Oh! Call girl? Well that's disgusting. I mean, how do you feel when you're even doing that? Honestly? Are there any up sides to this job?
Isabella Patterson: Well, there are plenty of ups, you know? I mean, that was really a problem!
Jane Claremont: You don't joke in therapy.
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Clips from the film "Cluny Brown" and the TV show "The Sopranos" are shown during the credits. See more »

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References True Romance (1993) See more »

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Lovers and Friends
Performed by Frank & Friends
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10 June 2016 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Peter Bogdanovich was one of the directors who came about in the late '60s to early '70s whose movies signaled the new direction that cinema would take. Unlike most of the directors, Bogdanovich incorporated nostalgia in his work. "Targets" cast Boris Karloff as an aging horror star; "The Last Picture Show" looked at the changes in a small town; "What's Up, Doc?" was a remake of "Bringing Up Baby"; "Paper Moon" focused on the Depression.

Bogdanovich continues this pattern with "She's Funny That Way", about an assortment of people involved in the production of a play. It references the old screwball comedies. It's not a masterpiece, but the mixture of comedy and relatable characters make it worth the while. Bogdanovich loosely references some of his own work by casting Cybill Shepherd in a supporting role and Tatum O'Neal in a cameo (there's an even more surprising cameo at the end).

An OK movie.


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