A New Leaf (1971) DVD Elaine May and Walter Matthau - "hilarious, and cockeyed, and warm."

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A New Leaf (1971) DVD Color, Widescreen, beautifully remastered print. Approx. 102 MIN, Playable in North America (the US, Canada, Mexico, etc.)

Starring: Walter Matthau, Elaine May, Jack Weston, George Rose, James Coco, Doris Roberts, Renée Taylor, David Doyle, William Redfield, Mark Gordon, and Conrad Bain. Written by Elaine May from a story by Jack Ritchie. Music by Neal Hefti. Directed by Elaine May.

A spoiled and self-absorbed man who has squandered his inheritance, Henry Graham (Walter Matthau) is desperate to find a way to maintain his lavish lifestyle. Henry sees an opportunity when he meets Henrietta Lowell (Elaine May), an awkward and bookish heiress. Though Henry courts Henrietta, he has no intention of remaining with her, and he develops a surprisingly sinister scheme. As Henry attempts to execute his plan, he finds that seeing it through may not be as easy as he had thought.

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Roger Ebert gave the film four stars out of four, and described the film as "hilarious, and cockeyed, and warm."

One of Gene Siskel’s Top Ten films of 1971.

Added to the National Film Registry in 2019.

Nominated for two Golden Globe and one Writer’s Guild award.