The film centers on a call girl / escort-turned-Broadway-thespian Isabella / Izzy / Glowstick (Imogen Poots) and follows the “recurring intersection between these two facets of her life”. Broadway director Arnold Albertson alias “Derek” (Owen Wilson) pays for her escort services (and did for others), despite being married to Delta Simmons (Kathryn Hahn), the star of his new play A Grecian Evening.
The playwright Josh (Will Forte) falls for her as well, despite the fact that he’s already dating her therapist Jane Claremont (Jennifer Aniston), whose alcoholic psychotherapist mother (Joanna Lumley), is in rehab in Tuscany for six months, leaving all her patients to her daughter. Actor Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans), the counterpart to Delta Simmons in the play, has been in love with her for years. The intertwined relations of all roles lead to misunderstandings, hiding in the bathroom, and various surprises.
From renowned director Peter Bogdanovich, She’s Funny That Way is a screwball comedy featuring the interconnected personal lives of the cast and crew of a Broadway production. When established director Arnold Albertson (Owen Wilson) casts his call girl-turned-actress Isabella “Izzy” Patterson (Imogen Poots) in a new play to star alongside his wife Delta (Kathryn Hahn) and her ex-lover Seth Gilbert (Rhys Ifans), a zany love tangle forms with hilarious twists. Jennifer Aniston plays Izzy’s therapist Jane, who is consumed with her own failing relationship with Arnold’s playwright Joshua Fleet (Will Forte), who is also developing a crush on Izzy.
She’s Funny That Way is an American screwball comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and co-written with Louise Stratten. The film stars Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte and Jennifer Aniston. The film was released in a limited release in the United States and through video on demand on August 21, 2015 by Lionsgate Premiere.
She’s Funny That Way
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Starring: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Illeana Douglas, Graydon Carter, Erin Heatherton, Melanie Hill
Screenplay by: Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten
Production Design by: Jane Musky
Cinematography by: Yaron Orbach
Film Editing by: Nick Moore, Pax Wassermann
Costume Design by: Peggy A. Schnitzer
Set Decoration by: Jonathan Rose
Music by: Ed Shearmur
MPAA Rating: R for some language including sexual references.
Studio: Lionsgate Premiere
Release Date: August 21, 2015
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