Films and movies in the cinema for September 5 to September 12, 2013
At the age of 21, Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) discovers he can travel in time.
The night after another unsatisfactory new year party, Tim’s father (Bill Nighy) tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time.
Tim can’t change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life, so he decides to make his world a better place, by getting a girlfriend.
Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
But as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds out that his unique gift can’t save him from the sorrows and ups and downs that affect all families, everywhere.
There are great limits to what time travel can achieve, and it can be dangerous too.
Opening at Wells this week is Lovelace (18) .
It tells the story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
It stars Amanda Seyfried as Linda alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Juno Temple, Chris Noth and Hank Azaria.
A new version of Much Ado About Nothing (12A) , filmed in just 12 days, is showing at Strode tomorrow at 7.30pm.
Leonato (Clark Gregg), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John (Sean Maher). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato’s daughter Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor’s niece.
The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage.
In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love.
Shun Li and the Poet (15) is showing at Strode on Monday at 7.30pm.
It is a study of the friendship between a Chinese woman and a fisherman who came to Italy from Yugoslavia many years ago, who live in a small city-island in the Veneto lagoon.
Showing on Tuesday at 5pm and 7.30pm Therese Desqueyroux (12A) is coming to Strode.
Free-spirited Thérèse Larroque, the daughter of a wealthy pinery owner and radical-socialist politician, marries Bernard Desqueyroux, another pinery owner.
Although she does it half-heartedly, she thinks that marriage may help her to “sort out all the ideas in her mind”.
Her wedding night is all but fascinating and when she becomes pregnant she realises the baby matters more to Bernard than herself.
While Thérèse stifles in her husband’s beautiful residence among stiff in-laws who do not think highly of her, ideas keep on roaming her mind.