There's a reason why screwball comedies were left in the past. It was the 4:3, the black and white, the writing, the comedic timing and the "touch". It's perfectly fine to romanticize the past, to try and bring it back. We, movie lovers, are all dreamers and much like Poots in the film, we believe in magic. But it just doesn't work anymore. Kudos to Bogdanovich for this cast and well done Poots, you are phenomenal!
The most underrated filmmaker of the "movie brats", perhaps because he always favored a kind of submission to the ways and models of classic cinema, that he reinvents respectfully. In the path of "What's up Doc" and "Unfaithfull Yours", a film that embeds the nonsense and the screwball comedy, being also a portrait of people in New York, as the wonderful "They All Laughed", which we do: she's really funny this way.
Keenly reminds of the 1970's and 1980's Woody Allen farces that are seldom seen anymore. Manic in its situational humor and a delightful anthology all around, it works as an ode to movie lovers and a perfectly acceptable, fluffy comedy.
Como si de un efecto dominó se tratase, la comedia según Bogdanovich siempre empieza por un peqeuño desliz que da lugar a un caos imposible de parar. Al igual que en sus mejores lecturas del screwball, aquí vuelve a demsotrar que lo suyo siempre fue poner las cosas patas para arriba. Una vez más, el deseo hace que varios personajes choquen, caigan, se enreden y se mezclen haciendo que el amor siempre sea divertido.
well, WHAT THE FUCK WAS THIS? really. what. the. fuck? a great cast where everyone's trying so very fucking hard to play against type, but almost everyone fails miserably (except the always amazing Hahn). the story reaches a few funny highs, but I just couldn't stand Poots' terrible accent and Aninston prickly acting. Guess I liked the black comedy slapstick script, but it wasn't enough.
“Like most people today, Judy was a cynic and was offended by the slightest hint of fantasy.”, so der Eingangstext des ersten Peter Bogdanovich Films seit Jahren. Diese etwas behäbige Einführung missversteht aber das moderne Kino der letzten Jahre gründlich: Zynismus wird genährt durch die Fantasie!(...) mehr auf cinegeek.de