SUN­DAY THIS IS 40

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Week In Movies -

★★★

Knocked up, The 40-Year- Old Vir­gin). Les­lie Mann and Paul Rudd play a mar­ried cou­ple whose well-worn union is hit­ting the skids just as both are about to hit the big 4-0. The film goes through spells where it pleases, and oth­ers where it plods. A half-hour off the run­ning time might have helped, but the fact re­mains that Apa­tow slightly out of form is still bet­ter than other com­mer­cial mirth-mak­ers at their very best. of calls that Hardy makes and takes through­out Locke, an un­nerv­ing por­trait of a man on a one-way jour­ney to pos­si­ble obliv­ion grad­u­ally takes shape. Just why this man is putting his job, mar­riage and maybe even his san­ity at risk is not for me to re­veal. That’s the job of Hardy’s hy­per-nu­anced per­for­mance, and his in­stinc­tive choices of when to truly act or merely re­act all prove to be cor­rect.

Road trip: Tom Hardy is mes­meris­ing in one-man show Locke.

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