She's Funny That Way

She's Funny That Way

She's Funny That Way

Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson lead this screwball comedy of errors that trigger when a married man (Wilson) helps out a prostitute (Poots) looking to make it big on Broadway. From filmmaking legend Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), his first film in more than a decade. Co-stars Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and The Last Picture Show's Cybill Shepherd.

2014Rating: M, Offensive language93 minsUSA
Comedy

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Part bedroom farce, part Woody Allen wannabe, She’s Funny That Way is a funny little film that is loud and proud about being more fun than substance. Kicking off in a somewhat quirky Hollywood insider interview fashion, it is the tale of Isabella (Imogen Poots), now a big name actress who recounts the circumstances that enabled her to transition from Brooklyn nobody to rising star almost overnight. Those circumstances are insane, implausible and inventively amusing.

Cute

I feel like some people gave a good performance. I don't think anyone had high expectations which gives this film a relaxed feel.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

After a thirteen-year absence, Peter Bogdanovich returns to theatrical filmmaking with an enthusiastic but low-fizz romantic farce.

Time Out

Time Out

press

It's fluffy fun, packed with in-jokes for movie lovers.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A hysterical screwball fantasia that openly steals from Lubitsch, Hawks, Capra and Sturges and wants to be caught with its fingers in the till.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A derivative, low-octane comedy.

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Just feels like forgettable fantasy fluff.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Peter Bogdanovich returns to screwball comedy and an intricate web of romantic complications.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Peter Bogdanovich's attempt to update the screwball of the Golden Age lacks the requisite elegance, wit and charm.

2.0
Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

Part bedroom farce, part Woody Allen wannabe, She’s Funny That Way is a funny little film that is loud and proud about being more fun than substance. Kicking off in a somewhat quirky Hollywood insider interview fashion, it is the tale of Isabella (Imogen Poots), now a big name actress who recounts the circumstances that enabled her to transition from Brooklyn nobody to rising star almost overnight. Those circumstances are insane, implausible and inventively amusing.

Variety

Variety

press

After a thirteen-year absence, Peter Bogdanovich returns to theatrical filmmaking with an enthusiastic but low-fizz romantic farce.

Time Out

Time Out

press

It's fluffy fun, packed with in-jokes for movie lovers.

3.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

A hysterical screwball fantasia that openly steals from Lubitsch, Hawks, Capra and Sturges and wants to be caught with its fingers in the till.

4.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A derivative, low-octane comedy.

2.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Just feels like forgettable fantasy fluff.

2.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Peter Bogdanovich returns to screwball comedy and an intricate web of romantic complications.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Peter Bogdanovich's attempt to update the screwball of the Golden Age lacks the requisite elegance, wit and charm.

2.0

Cute

I feel like some people gave a good performance. I don't think anyone had high expectations which gives this film a relaxed feel.

3.0