She's Funny That Way Sunday, 29 March 2020

She's Funny That Way

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Hopeless. Romantic.

  • Starring:

    Imogen Poots, Illeana Douglas, Owen Wilson, Rhys Ifans, Richard Lewis, Cybill Shepherd, Jennifer Aniston, Debi Mazar, George Morfogen, Kathryn Hahn

  • Directed by:

    Peter Bogdanovich

  • Running time:

    93 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are punched, slapped, knocked over, hit with an object, bumped into, threatened, arrested, wrestled. A man falls from a chair. Glasses pushed/smashed. Theft. Arguing, shouting. Food poisoning mentioned. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, flirting, hugging, bum-groping. Children are handed condoms. References to prostitution/escort service, multiple affairs, teen pregnancy; sex-themed slang. A theatrical script mentions a condom breaking resulting in unwanted pregnancy with best friend's husband. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, shirtless man, bare shoulders.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine, cocktails, spirits, beer). Alcoholism, intoxication. Smoking (unlit cigarette/pretend-smoking).

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Slang for bodily functions and genitals. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Prostitution, alcoholism, relationships, therapy, Broadway, escort services, private detectives, incurable romantics, auditions, infidelity, affairs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dog. Alternative title is Squirrel to the Nuts.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Old-fashioned, delightful, witty, smart, screwball, charming, hysterical, fun, silly, irresistible, enthusiastic, diverting, entertaining, madcap, throwback, sweet, unpretentious. Superb cast, cracking performances, terrific cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Dated, manic, contrived, clichéd, coincidence-strewn, strained, flat-looking, strident, musty, creaky, derivative, low-octane. Careless construction, uneven writing, cumbersome narrative framing device, sluggish opening, many jokes fall flat.

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