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She's Funny That Way (2014)

R | | Comedy | 21 August 2015 (USA)
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On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

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Scott Campbell ...
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Seth Gilbert
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Al Finkelstein
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Nettie Finkelstein
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Judge Pendergast
George Morfogen ...
Harold Fleet
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Miriam Pendergast
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On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production.

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Show biz has always been a little screwball.

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Comedy

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Rated R for some language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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21 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Squirrels to the Nuts  »

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Opening Weekend:

$20,814 (USA) (28 August 2015)

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$88,460 (USA) (30 August 2015)
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People Magazine reported this film going into pre-production in the mid-1990s, with the title "Squirrels to the Nuts" and featuring Tatum O'Neal in the leading role. Peter Bogdanovich was quoted as saying "This movie is my gift to her." See more »

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(at around 20 mins) When Jane lets the German Shepherd, Shep, into a taxi, she says, "Good girl." Later she refers to him as a male: "Come on, boy." See more »

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Margie: Squirrels to the nuts! Oh, are you okay? I cannot believe I'm running into you Derek!
Arnold Albertson: Shhh!
Margie: No, I'm not going to be quiet! It's Margie, remember? From Chicago? I've looked everywhere for you! You don't understand, you've changed my life! I went to fashion school, and I'm the executive buyer here.
Arnold Albertson: Shut up!
Margie: Besides that, you gave me the single best night I ever had in bed and out. And it's all because of you and the squirrels and the nuts!
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Clips from the film "Cluny Brown" and the TV show "The Sopranos" are shown during the credits. See more »

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Referenced in By Bogdanovich (2011) See more »

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Steppin' Out With My Baby
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Fred Astaire
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A movie about other movies
20 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wandered into this in a theater in Europe without realizing it was the work of Peter Bogdanovich. Even without knowing that, though, it was obvious that the movie was trying to recapture the spirit of the old screwball farce comedies, with many unsubtle allusions -- like a private detective in a Pink Panther getup, or a cameo by a famous director also known for borrowing from old films -- that were meant to clue us in that the whole thing was a riff on movies and filmmaking themselves. The problem is that the classic comedies of Hawks, Sturges, Lubitsch and the like, at their best, had something besides farcical events: great, witty writing, truly funny moments (not just "funny coincidences"), a clearer send-up of wealth and social class. I'm struggling to remember anything like that in "She's Funny That Way." It's just a few hours later, and I can't recall a single line (other than the one that keeps getting repeated, which we learn is also from an old movie). It had the right sort of situation, setting, musical underscoring, and the requisite "zany" characters and plot, but it felt to me kind of like an empty shell, the outward mold of a screwball comedy still waiting to be poured full of the really good stuff.


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