A New Leaf (1971)
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Elaine May wrote and directed (credits May attempted to have removed after the studio made extensive cuts in the film) this dark and funny comedy about marriage, murder, and money. May also stars as Henrietta, a shy and clumsy wallflower, who is also heir to a large pile of money. Indigent playboy Graham (Walter Matthau), who has squandered his inherited trust fund and needs to get a new source of money, begins to ply his affections upon Henrietta. When his butler (George Rose) recommends that
Mar 11, 1971 Wide
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A film of such wit and comic invention that it belongs among the great American comedies.
Elaine May's directorial debut, a beautifully refined exposition of screwball comedy's brackish side
May's brand of humor is beyond deadpan, and you may find yourself laughing long after the fact, even if you're not laughing in the moment.
Blessed with a perpetual craggy hangdog, Matthau is May's perfect comic foil.
Occasionally charming, always watchable star vehicle. Pleasantly offbeat
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