• Bergman treats their impossible virtuousness as a species of screwball-comedy idiosyncrasy, and makes us believe in them.

    NEWYORKER: It Could Happen to You

  • Case in point: cold fusion, as well as other screwball free-energy schemes funded by corporations or governments.

    FORBES: Newton's Laws, Upended

  • Maybe this CEO is too much the screwball dreamer, like the previous CEO who flushed your money away.

    FORBES: Been There, Done That

  • Ilsa had thought the film was a return to the screwball romantic comedies of the nineteen-thirties, but Mrs.

    NEWYORKER: The Valetudinarian

  • All that the movie aspires to be is a speedy, bubbly screwball-comedy whodunit—something like a Bob Hope vehicle from the forties.

    NEWYORKER: Manhattan Murder Mystery

  • Scripted by Calder Willingham from his 1972 novel, this piece of screwball Americana pokes along with an alternately prickly and tender charm.

    NEWYORKER: Rambling Rose

  • Gwen has genuine screwball potential—too bad it goes totally unrealized.

    NEWYORKER: Housesitter

  • The plot is full of twists, the chronology is murderously tricky, and the dialogue is all weird, unaccountable spins—every line comes at you like a screwball or a split-fingered fastball.

    NEWYORKER: Six Degrees of Separation

  • This is not the American way, and, with all due respect, if some screwball decides to toss us a bomb, we are going to knock it out of the park.

    ECONOMIST: Letters

  • The writer-director Cameron Crowe is attempting a modern screwball comedy—the kind of thing that, sixty years ago, would have been a swiftly paced romantic farce—but he has scaled the movie as an epic and turned his heroine into a font of New Age wisdom.

    NEWYORKER: Elizabethtown

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