PG. 1999. Lowly newspaper copy editor Drew Barrymore gets a chance to be a reporter by returning to school to report undercover on campus life. This also gives her the chance to win popularity, which evaded her. Barrymore is a revelation and makes this perky comedy far better than the story suggests it should be. David Arquette. 8.30pm, Gem
PG. 2001. Beauty Charlize Theron beds a series of lovers, giving each one a month of her favours before moving on to the next. Executive Keanu Reeves is Mr November, but refuses to be discarded. Trivial tearjerker, a remake of a 1960s chick flick, seldom convinces, though Theron is breathtaking.
Movie of the Week 8.30pm, ABC1
M. 2011. Embittered socialite Charlotte Rampling, at death’s door, is visited at her Sydney residence by estranged actor son Geoffrey Rush and daughter Judy Davis, both anxious to inherit her estate. Patrick White’s tale of manipulation and twisted family values is brought to the screen by director Fred Schepisi. 9.25pm, SBS ONE
M. 2010. Human drama centred around the devastating earthquake that levelled the Chinese city of Tangshun in 1976. Her husband killed, wife Fu Xan then has to make the horrifying choice of saving her son or daughter It was originally produced in IMAX and the money is up there on screen. Xu Fan.