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Film Four

(last updated Wed 24 Dec 2008, 05:25 GMT)

The Bridges of Madison County (12) 1995 Lonely housewife Francesca (Meryl Streep) meets an itinerant photographer (Clint Eastwood) in 1965 and the pair embark on a brief but passionate romance. Their story is framed by scenes of Francesca's adult children 30 years on, as they uncover her account of the affair, and begin to reassess their own lives as a result. Romantic drama, also starring Annie Corley, Victor Slezak and Jim Haynie. Based on the novel by Robert James Waller (888)

River of No Return (PG) 1954 A farmer is reunited with his son after being released from prison, but he soon falls foul of a crooked gambler, who makes off with his horse and rifle. The rogue's girlfriend, who has been abandoned by him, stays with the boy and his father, but the three of them are forced to flee upriver into the wilderness. Rugged adventure, starring Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum and Rory Calhoun (888)

Brief Encounter (PG) 1945 A suburban housewife finds herself falling in love with a married doctor she meets by chance at a railway station. While the pair return to the station every week to see each other, both come to realise that the relationship is doomed to be a fleeting one. David Lean's classic romantic drama, starring Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Raymond and Valentine Dyall (888)

Australia Special Director Baz Luhrmann and stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman discuss the making of the epic romantic drama

Cheaper By the Dozen (PG) 2003 A large family moves to a new town, hoping it will be the fresh start they need but nothing goes according to plan, and the unlucky dad is soon left to look after the twelve rowdy kids. Remake of the 1950 comedy, starring Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Piper Perabo, Tom Welling and Hilary Duff (888)

Monster-in-Law (12) 2005 An unlucky-in-love woman thinks she has finally landed on her feet when she meets the man of her dreams. But his mother proves to be an overprotective nightmare who is convinced the bride is Miss Wrong and hatches a plan to drive her away. Romantic comedy, starring Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda and Michael Vartan (888)

American Psycho (18) 2000 Grisly and disturbing satirical black comedy based on the controversial novel by Bret Easton Ellis. It follows the murderous misadventures of a well-to-do New York yuppie working for his father's Wall Street company who revels in psychotic violence. Christian Bale gives a sterling performance, accompanied by Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Chloe Sevigny and Josh Lucas (888)

Swimming Pool (15) 2003 A writer jumps at the chance to use her publisher's holiday home in France for a few weeks, hoping to find inspiration in the peace and quiet but her solitude is shattered by the arrival of her host's wild daughter, whose presence proves to be unexpectedly beneficial. Drama, starring Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier and Charles Dance (888)

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