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)


    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.


    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.


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


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


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


    Dog. Alternative title is Squirrel to the Nuts.


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


    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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