G. 2003. May not be what an audience wants, unless they’re under 13. Low-rent Princess Diaries rip-off about a noisy, tiresome American teen, who learns her birth father is an English aristocrat and parachutes in on his life. Toffee-nosed English attitudes are shown in contrast to relaxed, egalitarian US ones, but you’ll barrack for the Poms here. Colin Firth.
Movie of the Week 8.40pm, Ten, Ten SC
M. 2009. Frequent flier George Clooney travels 300,000 miles by plane a year, living out of airports and hotels. His job is to fire workers from downsizing companies. But he gets the yen to change. Will he do it? Highly enjoyable with hilarious dialogue. Vera Farmiga. 9pm, Seven, Prime7
M. 2002. Funny, involving comedy based on Nick Hornby’s book about a dissolute, womanising playboy. Hugh Grant is a delight as prowling seducer, devoid of ambition before he is reformed with the help of a 12-year-old (Nicholas Hoult). 9.30pm, SBS TWO
PG. 2004. Handsome Indian helicopter pilot Shahrukh Khan and Pakistani rich girl Preity Zinta meet when he saves her stranded bus in the mountains. Karma takes over. There’s singing and dancing to let us know these two are made for each other. Bollywood confection at its most romantic.