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 »
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 »
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?
Well, there are plenty of ups, you know? I mean, that was really a problem!
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 »
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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