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Screwball Comedy with A List Actors
She's Funny That Way
She's Funny That Way

It's nice to go to the cinema and see something that is just a bit of fun. Movies are constantly trying to push into a new space of super reality that it creates this hyper-emotional response.

What ever happened to good old fashioned entertainment for entertainment's sake? This film brings movies back to where they came from. We are given a crazy screwball movie that is just plain funny and enjoyable as it is unbelievable. It's modern classic that plays on all of the wonderful old black and white movies. She's Funny That Way is a love struck comedy with a cast that packs a punch.

She's Funny That Way
She's Funny That Way

I don't want to give away the whole story as I would love for you to go see it yourself once it is released on August 27. So for now here is a little taster about She's Funny that way. The film about a girl who's an escort and how she evolves into being a movie star through a series of odd circumstances. The people in the movie are sort of involved in getting her to that place, inadvertently or not. It's about the accidental nature of things. Things just happen to her through a bunch of strange coincidences.

British actress Imogen Poots is remarkable in the lead role of Isabella, also known by her escort name 'Glow'. When Isabella meets Arnold (Owen Wilson) a chain of events start to unravel into her becoming one of Hollywood's leading ladies. Jennifer Aniston in the role of Jane is superb. This venture away from the uber-sexy dentist in Horrible Bosses to the downright mean therapist Jane adds another layer to Aniston's acting talents. Kathryn Hahn as Delta (Arnold's wife) is a delightful glamorous leading lady.

The film carries some of the most elegant acting relationships I have ever seen on screen. The actors bounce of each other's performances in an incredibly precise and graceful manner. The movie is an example of how actors should work together for the value of the performance. This is something that can often be missed in new age movies. The lead actors, along with all of the interesting cameo roles including Joanna Lumley (Ab Fab) and Jennifer Esposito (Spin City), all add something to this movie. You get the sense that they are all New Yorker natives who just get caught up in the magic of the city and what it has to offer.

She's Funny That Way marks the long-awaited return to the big screen of Peter Bogdanovich, one of the most acclaimed filmmakers of his generation. After a twelve year absence, during which time he directed three films for television, and the Grammy-winning documentary "Runnin' Down A Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers," as well as a completely revised and expanded version of his highly-praised documentary "Directed by John Ford."

This movie is a relaxing and enjoyable treat for someone who would like 90 minutes of laughter and love. I would recommend it again and again. Although releasing Australia-wide, the Perth cinemas showing the film include Cinema Paradiso, Windsor, Event Innaloo and Grand Cinemas Cygnet.

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Why? Screwball Love Comedy
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