She’s Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich, 2014)

June 26, 2015


His first directorial effort not for television or the documentary format in over a decade, She’s Funny That Way sees legendary American filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich return to one of his recurring interests: resurrecting an old mode of Hollywood cinema for the contemporary film climate.

Here, his concern is with the screwball comedy, which he’s notably taken on before with 1972’s What’s Up, Doc?, an often hilarious, wacky farce, starring Barba Streisand, Ryan O’Neal and Madeline Kahn. Bogdanovich’s arguable contemporary Woody Allen has also resurrected the genre in a number of his own films over the years. That last point is worth stating, as the end result of She’s Funny That Way is sadly closer in quality and feel to the weakest of Allen’s late period comedies than the highs of Bogdanovich’s own, earlier effort…

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