After seven years without filming, Bogdanovich’s return reunites two great comedians like Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston in order to tell, through rapid-fire dialogue and a game of ups and downs, a story about theater and the coincidences of life in the city.
We started with the title Squirrels to the Nuts, which got changed because too many people thought it was a kids’ picture and you couldn’t translate it or whatever, but it’s in Ernst Lubitsch’s Cluny Brown as a way of saying that the unusual way of doing something is good. Anyway, the starting point was an incident that happened to me in Singapore on Saint Jack. We actually used several escorts in the picture, and I got to know and like a couple of them and gave them money beyond their salary to help them go home and get out of the business. After that I always thought it might be funny to make a comedy about a guy who gives an escort extra money to stop being an escort and then gets in trouble because of it. I didn’t really know what would happen, but that’s where it started. PB
D: Peter Bogdanovich G: Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten F: Yaron Orbach E: Nick Moore, Pax Wasserman DA: Jane Musky S: Damien Canelos M: Edward Shearmur P: Logan Levy, Holly Wiersma, Louise Stratten, George Drakoulias PE: Noah Baumbach, Cassian Elwes, Robert Ogden Barnum, Jacob Pechenik, Andy Neuberger, Brice Sanderford, Jeff Rice, Christa Campbell, Lati Grobman CP: Lagniappe Film I: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Kathryn Hahn, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Aniston
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Was born in New York, USA, in 1939. Film critic, actor, producer, writer, filmmaker and writer. He studied theater in New York with Stella Adler and worked as a theater director. He did an extensive work as a historian interviewing directors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Wells and John Ford, among others. He began his film career as an assistant...