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She's Funny That Way

Published in S
Thursday, 27 August 2015 05:45
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  • 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.

Lovelace

Published in L
Thursday, 22 August 2013 09:35
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, sex scenes and drug use.

  • The pitch

    Goes deep.

  • Starring

    Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Bobby Cannavale, Hank Azaria, Adam Brody, Chloë Sevigny, James Franco, Debi Mazar, Wes Bentley, Eric Roberts

  • Directed by

    Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

  • Running time

    93 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is raped/gang-raped (implied), shoved, thrown, slapped, threatened at gunpoint (pistol), tormented. A man is belted, a man behaves aggressively during sexual intercourse, pimps out his wife. Objects thrown and smashed. Domestic hitting, yelling, gunshot heard. Fatal car crash, World War II, Korea, the Hindenburg mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar, bruising, bloody face, bloody knuckles.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent oral sex scenes and implied sex. Masturbation, pimping. Kissing, flirting. People watch pornographic movies. Sexual revolution, prostitution, aphrodisiac, swinger parties mentioned. Sexual banter, innuendo, provocative dancing, sex toys (blow-up doll, dildo). Woman frequently seen topless. Shirtless man, male bottom. Nude bodies (video footage). Swimwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocaine-snorting, joint-smoking. Unknown pills consumed. Being stoned, smoking grass mentioned. Alcohol (beer, cocktails, spirits, champagne). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Racial stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Linda Lovelace, domestic violence, pornography, adult movies, home movies, Deep Throat, film-making, fame, infamy, single parenting, rejection, debt, family, mother-daughter relationships, autobiography, legacy, polygraph, pop-culture.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Unwanted pregnancy, child given up, circumcision, divorce, heart attack mentioned. Prison setting, overbearing mother. Fireworks, thunder. Fur worn, oysters eaten. Based on Ordeal  by Linda Lovelace.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cautionary, empowering, revealing, memorable, unflinching, mesmerising, heartbreaking, miserable, dispiriting, sobering. Stellar performance from Amanda Seyfried, terrific supporting cast. Authentic 1970s setting.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Faltering, limp, jumbled, predictable, melodramatic. Flat ending, weak dialogue, distracting cameos. Amanda Seyfried and James Franco bear little resemblance to their characters. Should be more shocking, disturbing than it is (omits several more troubling details about Lovelace's life).