‘She’s Funny That Way’

Shes_Funny_That_Way_posterFarce is not usually my schtick but veteran director Peter Bogdanovich’s (The Last Picture Show, What’s Up, Doc?) latest is, at times, very funny.

Like all farces, the action (and dialogue) is fast, the locations limited (a theatre, a hotel, a restaurant) and the characters move on and off screen as if in a series of revolving doors. It’s hardly original but with an appealing central performance by Imogen Poots (Filth, V For Vendetta) and more than ably supported by the likes of Owen Wilson, an extremely funny Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans and Kathryn Hahn, She’s Funny That Way is screwball comedy firmly referencing the 30s Hollywood of Frank Capra, Preston Sturges and Ernst Lubitsch.

Rating: 62%

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