A New Leaf
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