Blackmail, drugs and family

2008-10-02 08:05

THIS weekend sees four films opening locally - Knocked Up at CineCentre and Ster Kinekor, Death at a Funeral (CineCentre), The Brave One (CineCentre) and Me You and Everyone We Know (Nu Metro). Nu Metro also has the Bollywood film RGV Ki Aag, while Sunday's Bollywood offering at CineCentre is Chak de India.

• Frank Oz directs the British comedy, Death at a Funeral, with Matthew MacFadyen, Ewan Bremner, Alan Tudyk and Rupert Graves. On the morning of their father's funeral, the family and friends of the deceased arrive to be met with some bizarre happenings - blackmail, drugs and family tensions de luxe. Overseas reviews have been mixed, but there should be some laughs here.

• The Brave One is directed by Neil Jordan and stars Jodie Foster, Naveen Andrews, Terrence Howard and Mary Steenburgen. Foster plays a career woman whose fiancé is killed in a mugging and she is seriously injured. Terrified, she gets herself a gun and begins to develop a taste for vigilante killing. Another one that garnered mixed reactions from reviewers.

• Knocked Up is directed by Judd Apatow and is a bawdy comedy about a TV presenter who gets drunk and ends up having a one-night stand with an illegal immigrant party animal - and gets pregnant. Stay away if you are easily shocked, but it could be fun.

Starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.

• Miranda July directs Me and You and Everyone We Know, an indie comedy drama, made in 2005 and well received at the time. The plot concerns a shoe salesman whose wife leaves him. They are to share custody of their two sons. And then a performance artist, whose day job is driving residents of old age homes around, falls for him.

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