In cinemas this week: Gemma Bovery, Vacation, Pressure

A new life in France, an American road trip and a deadly drop in the ocean

GEMMA BOVERY ★★★

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Gemma Arterton is a newlywed Londoner who embraces the French way of life and a young Frenchman, too, in a riff on Flaubert’s classic novel Madame Bovery. Fabrice Luchini is the baker who befriends and ogles her. Cue explicit scenes of dough-kneading. Ooh la-la. 


VACATION ★★

If you feel like taking a holiday from common sense you may want to check out this follow-up to the old Chevy Chase National Lampoon comedies. Ed Helms grins and bears it as his grown-up son Rusty (which probably best describes the gags too) as he takes the wife and kids on a bumpy road trip.


PRESSURE ★★★

Four men, including Danny Huston, Matthew Goode and Peaky Blinders’ Joe Cole, are trapped in a submersible at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Thrillers don’t come much sweatier than this – just don’t expect the big-budget splashiness of a James Cameron movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvEgRIxAMTU


ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

SINISTER 2 ★★

ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST ★★★

GOOD PEOPLE ★★

THE DANCE OF REALITY ★★★★ 

STRANGE MAGIC ★★

THE FORGOTTEN KINGDOM ★★★★

THE TREATMENT ★★★★

THE PRESIDENT  ★★★

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THE WOLFPACK ★★★

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