She's Funny That Way

2015-04-30 09:20

What it's about:

A married Broadway director falls for a prostitute-turned-actress and works to help her advance her career.The film centers on a hooker-turned-Broadway-actress and follows the recurring intersection between these two facets of her life.

What the critics say:

A hysterical screwball fantasia that openly steals from Lubitsch, Hawks, Capra and Sturges, and wants to be caught with its fingers in the till.
- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph

"She's Funny That Way" is manufactured, sweet and unpretentious, but like candy floss, we got tired of it before it was done, and it contains next to no nutritional value.
- Jessica Kiang, The Playlist

This may not be up to the standards of that wonderful age, but it is a good reminder of all those great movies and Bogdanovich has created a humorous homage.
- Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys

Apart from reminding us of his well-documented affection for Ernst Lubitsch and the Hollywood comedies of the 1940s, [Bogdanovich] doesn't have anything to tell us - even after all this time away from the big screen.
- Nicholas Barber,

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