Three films to watch this month
Our favourite leading ladies turn kooky this month
Vidya Balan in Bobby Jasoos
Bobby wants nothing more than a case to solve (those around her can think of nothing more laughable), but whodunits in the back alleys of Hyderabad rarely rise above the trivial. Until the ‘master of disguises’ (it’s a crazy wigs and ugly moles party) is hired to find a missing woman. Result: a mindless laugh riot.
Melissa McCarthy in Tammy
It’s about time Melissa McCarthy got more screen time to fumble with the complex mechanism of a spoon and hit us with some wince-worthy physical comedy. McCarthy plays a down-in-the-dumps waitress who’s lost her job and her husband (to their next-door neighbour), and is steadily depleting in self-respect. She (unwillingly) joins her wayward, beer-chugging grandmother (Susan Sarandon) on a road trip to see Niagara Falls, for what could well become the Thelma and Louise of comedy.
Emma Stone in Magic in the Moonlight
Emma Stone says with those big laughing eyes and adorable ‘mind-reading’ gesticulations in Woody Allen’s new rom-com. Even Colin Firth, who sets out with the intention of exposing the spirit medium guiding a wealthy French family, is soon helplessly enamoured. Love eventually blossoms, but you know it’s not a Woody Allen movie unless lunacy throws it off course several times.