A surprisingly lightweight comeback vehicle for director Peter Bogdanovich, but one filled with memorable performances
This farcical comedy is the first feature film from revered director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, What’s Up Doc?) in nearly 15 years. Imogen Poots (The Look Of Love) stars as a call girl-turned-actress who recounts how a chance encounter with an altruistic Broadway director (Owen Wilson) seemed to provide her big break, but could have scuppered her career before it had even begun. She’s Funny That Way is a surprisingly lightweight comeback vehicle for a director who’s taken such a long hiatus, but he coaxes memorable performances from an impressive ensemble cast that includes Rhys Ifans as a randy British actor and Jennifer Aniston as a rude psychotherapist.