NINE, Tuesday, 8.30pm, M ( 2010)
Veteran director Garry Marshall recruits his Pretty Woman protagonist Julia Roberts and a host of A- list stars, including Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel and Bradley Cooper ( pictured), for what is essentially a stateside take on Love, Actually. The schmaltzy story centres around jovial jock Reed ( Ashton Kutcher) and teacher Julia ( Jennifer Garner), a pair of best friends happily partnered off to Jessica Alba and Patrick Dempsey. But when Reed finds out Julia’s boyfriend is cheating on her he must decide whether or not to tell his clueless mate. Though lacking the heart of its endearing Brit counterpart, this ensemble romantic comedy still beats with plenty of heart.