A New Leaf

The 1971 directorial debut of comedy legend Elaine May, A New Leaf tells the story of a socially awkward (and filthy rich) botanist (played by May) pursued by a giant manbaby (Walter Matthau) who is looking for the perfect mark to marry for their money. It says something about the strength of May's voice and vision that the film is as funny as it is even after the studio took it out of her hands and cut it all up in an effort to "fix" what wasn't broken. But then again, even longtime collaborator Mike Nichols would tell you that the real talent behind their twosome was almost all hers.

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