THURS­DAY BE­GIN AGAIN

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WEEK IN MOVIES -

7.30PM, FOX­TEL DRAMA/ RO­MANCE Keira Knight­ley is Gretta, an un­known Bri­tish song­writer stranded in the US af­ter her boyfriend dumps her. A trou­bled tal­ent scout (Mark Ruf­falo) steps in to save the day, and soon Gretta is record­ing her de­but al­bum all over NYC. This is the work of Ir­ish film­maker John Car­ney, whose rootsy style of mesh­ing mu­sic and ro­mance was firmly es­tab­lished with the sur­prise 2007 hit Once. While light­ning doesn’t quite strike twice this re­mains a pleas­ant ef­fort through­out.

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to mess with their win­ning for­mula. There­fore most of your favourite past-it Poms, in­clud­ing Mag­gie Smith, Judi Dench and Bill Nighy, are still liv­ing it largely for laughs in a rus­tic re­tire­ment hos­tel in Jaipur, In­dia. The most no­table new guest on the reg­is­ter is Richard Gere, play­ing a ho­tel in­spec­tor.

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