She's Funny That Way

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She's Funny That Way is an affectionate, talent-filled throwback to screwball comedies of old -- which makes it even more frustrating that the laughs are disappointingly few and far between.



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From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, SHE'S FUNNY THAT WAY is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella "Izzy" Patterson (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy's therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold's playwright Joshua Fleet (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy. (C) Lionsgate

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Imogen Poots
as Izzy Beatty
Kathryn Hahn
as Delta Simmons
Rhys Ifans
as Seth Gilbert
Owen Wilson
as Arnold Albertson
Joanna Lumley
as Vivian Claremont
Brian Donahue
as Wrestling Spectator #1
Nell Schaap
as Wrestling Spectator #2
Nur Khan
as Wrestler #1
Chazz Menendez
as Wrestler #2
Peter Cormican
as Delta's Father
Michael Shannon
as Macy's Policeman
Richard Lewis
as Al Finkelstein
Austin Pendleton
as Judge Pendergast
Tovah Feldshuh
as Miriam Pendergast
Will Forte
as Joshua Fleet
George Morfogen
as Harold Fleet
Debi Mazar
as Vickie
Besnik Shabani
as Limo Driver
Albert Jones
as Bernie's Secretary
Ren Croney
as Frankie
Poppy Delevingne
as Macy's Greeter
Megan Rosen
as Seth Fan
Bergen Sanderford
as Auditioning Girl #2
Jennifer Aniston
as Jane Claremont
Graydon Carter
as Limo Driver
Jake Hoffman
as Hotel Bellboy
Ahna O'Reilly
as Elizabeth
David Calderazzo
as Bernie's Floor Manager
Jake Lucas
as David Albertson
Sydney Lucas
as Josie Albertson
Melanie Hill
as Hotel Receptionist
Nicole Kohut
as Auditioning Girl #1
Bergen Loren Sanderford
as Auditioning Girl #2
Tatum O'Neal
as Waitress
Polly Adams
as Delta's Mother
Scott Campbell
as Hotel Guest #1
Erin Heatherton
as Hotel Guest #2
Cybill Shepherd
as Nettie Finkelstein
David Francis Calderazzo
as Bernie's Floor Manager
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All Critics (93) | Top Critics (29)

  • She's Funny That Way is trying very hard to be a sexy screwball comedy. It tries so hard, with such a contrived and silly story, that it only succeeds in wearing the audience down. [Full review in Japanese]

    Dec 19, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The actors do their best with a hit-and-miss screenplay.

    Aug 27, 2015 | Rating: 2/4
  • The giggly men's-magazine tone, especially in Bogdanovich's treatment of call girls, makes the movie seem weirdly anachronistic.

    Aug 27, 2015 | Full Review…
  • This is an easy film to like though not a total success.

    Aug 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The whole movie is tantrums and meltdowns and pitiful nostalgia... And yet every once in a while, something funny will happen.

    Aug 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • She's Funny That Way often displays an old-school generosity and polish, and at least one breakout performance - but just as often, its moments of inspiration are tempered by miscasting and shrill attempts at humor.

    Aug 24, 2015 | Full Review…

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