Also Released - Film

  • The List
  • 30 April 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (12A) 100min •• Promiscuous celebrity photographer Connor Mead (Matthew McConaughey) is visited by the ghost of his late Uncle Wayne (Michael Douglas), the hard-partying ladies man upon whose exploits he has modeled his lifestyle. Uncle Wayne takes Connor on an odyssey of his relationships past, present and future and he discovers that his dream girl has been right in front of him all the time (Jennifer Garner). Yes that’s right this is A Christmas Carol crossed with Bridget Jones’s Diary re-imagined by some benign monogamy lobbyist group. General release from Fri 1 May.

The End (15) 80min •••• Nicola Collins’ fascinating documentary portrait about her father, a respected East End hardman and underworld criminal, and the men who redefined postwar London with their violence. Definitely worth seeking out. Selected release from Fri 1 May.

Hannah Montana – The Movie (U) 102min • After the bewilderingly huge success of her concert film, this new adventure comedy shows how the rising starlet deals with fame. Why, by hanging out with a bunch of rednecks in Tennessee and realising what matters most, of course. Absolute crud. General release from Fri 1 May.

Momma’s Man (15) 98min •••• Moody, touching and ultimately moving comedy drama about one man’s attempt to reconnect with his adolescent self on a drawn-out visit to his parents house. Low budget but beholden of some very universal truths and worries, Momma’s Man is something of gem. Selected release from Fri 8 May.

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