Judy, played by Douglas, is a Hollywood correspondent, meeting recently printed star Isabella Patterson, or ” She and I” who, as played by the in any case engaging Imogen, talks with a thick guess of a Brooklyn inflection that is intended to inspire Judy Holliday in “Born Yesterday” or “Chimes Are Ringing” however doesn’t get inside of swinging separation of Madonna in “Who’s That Girl.” Accents aren’t even the primary issue with ” She and I,” in which Bogdanovich tries to consolidate the numerous New-York-storyline lighthearted comedy jokes of his overlooked 1981 magnum opus (yes, it is) “They All Laughed” with the backstage-at-the-theater-loaded with insane people shenanigans of “Commotions Off.” The motion picture beyond any doubt is great hearted enough. It’s a work of adoration, no doubt, for all included.
A few more youthful producer admirers of Bogdanovich the one-time tyro behind “The Last Picture Show” and other exceptional movies of the “Simple Riders, Raging Bulls” period collaborated here to deliver the long-gestating picture. Noah Baumbach, Wes Anderson and George Drakoulias are all credited as official makers. Their clout, in addition to Bogdanovich’s notoriety, and the goodwill he’s accumulated over years of filling in as a performer, most likely pulled together a brilliant cast, including Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Will Forte, Jennifer Aniston, Austin Pendleton, and a raft of unmistakable cameo players.