“I think we all need some magic from time to time, don’t you think?”
Let’s for a minute believe you’re from Generation Y or Z, oblivious to the screwball comedy of the last century and heedless of director Peter Bogdanovich’s cinematic coups. To you, She’s Funny That Way may seem like an over-bearing but rapturous notion, caught somewhere between still-stuck-in-the-past and fantasy-world. But, don’t dismiss it just yet.
After a gap of thirteen years, the director of the 1972-released What’s Up, Doc?, gives us another gem. For the cynics of today, Izzy or Isabella Patterson, played by Imogen Poots is an oddly accented Brooklyn call girl who believes in magic and unicorns. The difference though is that her magical unicorn arrives in the form of a customer one night – a theater director, Arnold Albertson played by Owen Wilson. Arnold likes offering call girls a way out of their profession. He woos them; he charms them and after a satisfied experience, ensnares them with a shamelessly borrowed movie dialogue.