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A New Leaf

1hr 42mins
Directed by
Elaine May
Walter Matthau,
Elaine May

Comedy legend Elaine May made her debut as a writer-director with this pitch black comedy, co-starring Walter Matthau as Henry, a once-rich playboy who has obliviously spent his entire inheritance.

Desperate to marry into further financial support, Henry meets Henrietta (Elaine May), a shy, awkward, independently wealthy botany professor. What follows is a giddy tale of dubious legal advice, ruthless skulduggery, and ferns. 

“Brilliantly staged and performed… illustrates how fluidly May fuses verbal and physical comedy.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

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