6.1/10
21,567
54 user 165 critic

She's Funny That Way (2014)

R | | Comedy | 21 August 2015 (USA)
Trailer
1:50 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Peter Bogdanovich
Reviews
Popularity
4,364 ( 1,180)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

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
Edit

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site | See more »

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 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,814, 28 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$88,460, 30 August 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot in twenty-nine days. 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

Clips from the film "Cluny Brown" and the TV show "The Sopranos" are shown during the credits. See more »

Connections

Features Cluny Brown (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Bill Bailey
[Traditional]
Arranged by Zoot Sims (as John H. Sims)
Performed by Zoot Sims
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A movie about other movies
20 May 2015 | by JSmith125See all my reviews

I wandered into this in a theater in Europe without realizing it was the work of Peter Bogdanovich. Even without knowing that, though, it was obvious that the movie was trying to recapture the spirit of the old screwball farce comedies, with many unsubtle allusions -- like a private detective in a Pink Panther getup, or a cameo by a famous director also known for borrowing from old films -- that were meant to clue us in that the whole thing was a riff on movies and filmmaking themselves. The problem is that the classic comedies of Hawks, Sturges, Lubitsch and the like, at their best, had something besides farcical events: great, witty writing, truly funny moments (not just "funny coincidences"), a clearer send-up of wealth and social class. I'm struggling to remember anything like that in "She's Funny That Way." It's just a few hours later, and I can't recall a single line (other than the one that keeps getting repeated, which we learn is also from an old movie). It had the right sort of situation, setting, musical underscoring, and the requisite "zany" characters and plot, but it felt to me kind of like an empty shell, the outward mold of a screwball comedy still waiting to be poured full of the really good stuff.


63 of 101 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 54 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed