Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cinema Picks

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cinema Picks

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SO UNDERCOVER (12A) ..... So Undercover sends a young private eye on her most tricky mission: to infiltrate a college campus. Street- smart investigator Molly (Miley Cyrus) learnt everything from her father, former police officer Sam (Mike O'Malley). She quit school to work alongside him and now gets a kick out of exposing cheating spouses or apprehending petty thieves. FBI agent Armon (Jeremy Piven) approaches Molly with a tantalising proposition: he needs her to go undercover as a college student to gather evidence for his latest case. With her girlish looks, Molly fits in on campus, and soon becomes a target for the resident bullies. As she finds her feet, Molly falls head over heels for Nicholas (Joshua Bowman) but has to continue lying to him in order to protect her cover.

THE ORANGES (15) ..... David Walling (Hugh Laurie) and his wife Paige (Catherine Keener) live on Orange Drive in New Jersey next door to their best friends Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney). Both couples are devoted to their children - David and Paige's son Toby (Adam Brody) and daughter Vanessa (Alia Shawkat) grew up with Terry and Cath's daughter Nina (Leighton Meester). Nina returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence following an emotionally bruising break-up. The Wallings and Ostroffs wait patiently for Nina to realise that Toby is the man of her dreams. Instead, she sparks an affair with married David. Once the illicit liaison becomes public, the two families must examine their priorities and decide if the path to happiness will take them away from Orange Drive.

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (15) ..... Booze-swilling Irish scribe Marty (Colin Farrell) has reached an impasse with a script called Seven Psychopaths, much to the chagrin of his long-suffering girlfriend Kaya (Abbie Cornish). "I got the title - I just haven't been able to come up with all the psychopaths yet," Marty tells best friend Billy (Sam Rockwell), a jobbing actor who is involved in a dog-napping scam with elderly associate Hans (Christopher Walken). Billy places a newspaper advert asking psychopaths to share their life stories with Marty, and mad man Zachariah (Tom Waits) answers the call. …

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