Reviews

Aug 15, 2019
A light and likeable screwball comedy with a stellar ensemble cast.
Dec 19, 2016
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]
Sep 1, 2015
She's Funny That Way makes for good fun, though it's not necessarily funny in that, or many other, ways. If nothing else, it's heartening to see Bogdanovich back in the saddle.
Aug 27, 2015
The actors do their best with a hit-and-miss screenplay.
Aug 27, 2015
The giggly men's-magazine tone, especially in Bogdanovich's treatment of call girls, makes the movie seem weirdly anachronistic.
Aug 27, 2015
This is an easy film to like though not a total success.
Aug 26, 2015
The whole movie is tantrums and meltdowns and pitiful nostalgia... And yet every once in a while, something funny will happen.
Aug 24, 2015
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 21, 2015
Too many times the characters in this movie sprint across the line separating quirky charm from know-somethingish affectation, and then stay on the wrong side of it.
Aug 20, 2015
So hopelessly nostalgic about the madcap fizz and fury of screwball pictures, it never works up a head of steam as a funny, in-this-moment comedy on its own.
Aug 20, 2015
There's barely a whiz-bang punch line or smoothly executed setup to be found in a movie that longs to be a sparkling bedroom comedy and winds up a tortured, fizz-free farce.
Aug 20, 2015
"She's Funny That Way" is one of those movies that you want to like rather more than you actually do.
Aug 20, 2015
She's Funny That Way is a trifle. But it's a sweetly nostalgic trifle, especially if you're fond of classic screwball complete with overlapping quippage delivered at breakneck speed.
Aug 20, 2015
Even the cinematography is ill-advised, since it's literally off-color; warm tones meant to evoke romantic feelings come off as a jaundiced homage to Woody Allen, from whom many of this film's tropes have been not-so-piquantly purloined.
Aug 20, 2015
A loving ode to screwball comedies from the Golden Age of Hollywood that never approaches the films it pays homage to.
Aug 20, 2015
If you still want to see it, I won't talk you out of it. But that's as far as I'll go.
Aug 20, 2015
Broad, occasionally clunky, sometimes funny, scattered with poignant grace notes, and, in its own peculiar way, endearing.
Aug 19, 2015
Despite the farcical set-ups (involving adjoining hotel rooms, private detectives, and a brusque, busybody therapist played with aching exaggeration by Jennifer Aniston), there's very little here that brings the funny.
Aug 19, 2015
A screwball farce that pulls off a pitifully low percentage of its gags, even with a star-crammed cast.
Aug 19, 2015
Partway through "She's Funny That Way," a cabbie gets so sick of Owen Wilson and Kathryn Hahn's yammering that he abandons his taxi and walks away. If only we could join him.