Writer/director Peter Bogdanovich’s passion for movies is almost unparalleled and his knowledge on the art form is faultless. He has a deep love for the Hollywood screwball comedies of the ‘30s and ‘40s and it’s something that he has riffed on for most of his career. Bogdanovich been off the radar in recent years – but he’s back with She’s Funny That Way, a romantic comedy that – you’ve guessed it – riffs on the screwball comedies of the ‘30s and ‘40s and. Check out the trailer for the comedy which is being called a return to form for the great director:
Here’s the synopsis for the film which stars Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte and Illeana Douglas:
In Peter Bogdanovich’s much-anticipated return to the silver screen, SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY, young Hollywood starlet Isabella (Imogen Poots) recalls how the actions of charming Broadway director, Arnold (Owen Wilson), changed her life forever. A classic style New York romantic comedy with touches of classic screwball and a sprinkling of terrific cameos, the former escort reminisces to a reporter (Illeana Douglas) about her rags to riches fairy tale – a chain of events affecting the lives of everyone involved, including Arnold’s wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn), leading man Seth (Rhys Ifans), playwright Joshua (Will Forte) and even Isabella’s therapist, Jane (Jennifer Aniston).
This is exactly the type of thing that gets Movies In Focus’ mojo going.
She’s Funny That Way hits screens and HD Digital from 26 June 2015.