At the moment is one of the rare times when I’m spoilt for choice with movies to see at the cinema. Not because I’ve been slacking in seeing things, as I still see one a week, and every so often two, but for whatever reason, these past few weeks, there have been 4 to 6 films I wanted to see, and I just haven’t caught up with them yet. With so many on offer, means I tend to choose a film by mood, rather than just whatever is on. Last night, after knocking out a few of the options due to how I was feeling, I needed up locking onto this film, She’s Funny That Way.
Now, I knew nothing about this film going in, but it’s funny how you can learn things quickly about the filmmakers just by watching their movies. The main character, Izzy, an early 20’s call girl, played by Imogen Poots, had a vast knowledge of old school movies, to the point where she sounded like an expert on them. Now, yes, you can easily say she’s just a film buff, but it more felt like the writer and filmmaker was putting so much of their own voice into the words coming out of this character. Very much like what Tarantino does with his films, and funnily enough he even had a cameo in the film.
The film was also filled with small roles for name actors, some of which were so small that you could easily not even realise it was someone who could easily be headlining their own film. This also gave me an insight into the workings of the people behind the camera, and it almost became distracting. The script just wasn’t good enough to justify all these stars, and so it felt like a film made by someone calling in favours from their friends, and I do feel like it suffered for that. Or maybe I was just a bit sick from a cold and tired, and thus more judgmental. I’m not sure.
7.5 out of 10 from me!!!