Mr flicks

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Deck the Halls 6.30pm, Nine, NBN ★★ PG. 2006. Hor­ri­ble hol­i­day fare that could be used as grounds for abol­ish­ing Christ­mas. Danny De­vito and Matthew Brod­er­ick play neigh­bours feud­ing over De­vito’s over-the-top Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions. The tit-for-tat feud es­ca­lates re­lent­lessly but the fun, alas, does not. Jean De Florette 7.30pm, SBS TWO ★★★★ PG. 1986. Muchac­claimed French film by Claude Berri about the hunch­backed Jean (Ger­ard De­par­dieu) who in­her­its a block of land and re­solves to farm it. His neigh­bours try to drive him off by block­ing the se­cret spring that ir­ri­gates it. De­servedly won nu­mer­ous Euro­pean awards fol­lowed by its se­quel Manon Des Sources, later this evening. Miss Pet­ti­grew Lives for a Day 8.30pm, Gem ★★★ PG. 2008. Fired gov­erness Frances Mc­dor­mand be­comes sec­re­tary/con­fi­dante for scat­ter­brained chanteuse Amy Adams, jug­gling a sta­ble of lovers in 1930s Lon­don. She not only blooms in the role, help­ing her em­ployer find the right man, but may even find love for her­self. De­light­ful adap­ta­tion of Winifred Wat­son’s novel. Easy Virtue 8.30pm, ABC1 ★★★ PG. 2008. At­trac­tive adap­ta­tion of Noel Cow­ard’s com­edy of man­ners with Jes­sica Biel the Amer­i­can di­vorcee brought home as a bride into a stuffy English fam­ily, headed by Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas. Thomas hates her on sight and, try as she might, she’s al­ways the square peg. In­ter­est­ing and watch­able.

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