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Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way' disappoints

Peter Bogdanovich's 'She's Funny That Way' disappoints

"She's Funny That Way," Peter Bogdanovich's first feature since 2001 ("The Cat's Meow"), is so hopelessly nostalgic about the madcap fizz and fury of screwball pictures, it never works up a head of steam as a funny, in-this-moment comedy on its own. From the moment Imogen Poots unleashes her Noo Yawk accent as stars-in-her-eyes call girl Izzy Patterson, one gathers that Bogdanovich — who wrote the screenplay with (now ex-wife) Louise Stratten — is out to recapture "What's Up Doc?" glory. SIGN UP for the free Indie Focus movies newsletter >> The farce stems from a Broadway director (Owen Wilson) who, charmed by Izzy...

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