Hysteria (15)


Dir: Tanya Wexler

With: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy

Runtime: 99 minutes

IF you can imagine a Carry On movie made by BBC4, the result might be something like Tanya Wexler's British drama.

It is London, the 1880s, and the local ladyfolk are queuing up to sample the latest "cure" performed by young doctor Granville (Hugh Dancy).

Clue: it is not gin and he ends up with a bad case of RSI.

Wexler keeps the tone light and pleasant and the politics feminist, with Maggie Gyllenhaal rather chewing the scenery as a socialist pioneer.

Now Is Good (12A)


Dir: Ol Parker

With: Dakota Fanning, Paddy Considine

Runtime: 103 minutes

WEEPIE fans only need queue to see this Love Story for the noughties.

Dakota Fanning plays Tessa, a young woman diagnosed with leukaemia. Olivia Williams plays her mother, Paddy "Tyrannosaur" Considine (terrific as ever) her dad, and War Horse's Jeremy Irvine is the boy next door.

With such a fine cast, Ol Parker's British drama is several notches above any of the recent American sobfests, managing to stay clear-eyed and wry for longer than you might imagine.

But not knowing when to quit while it's ahead, the picture eventually slides into mawkishness.

Untouchable (15)


Dirs: Olivier Nakache, Eric Toldano

With: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy

Runtime: 112 minutes

HAILING from the producers of The Artist, this French tale of a wealthy disabled man and his council-estate carer has been a box-office phenomenon in mainland Europe, bringing in crowds like a giveaway of free euros.

It will be interesting to see how it fares in cynical old Blighty.

In its favour are excellent performances from Francois Cluzet (Tell No One) and Omar Sy. Against: it tries too hard to be quirky.

The Myth Of The American Sleepover (15)


Dir: David Robert Mitchell

With: Marlon Morton, Amanda Bauer

Runtime: 96 minutes

DAVID Robert Mitchell's drama doesn't go anywhere many coming-of-age movies haven't been, but it goes about its job with more charm than most. It's the last night of summer in suburban America, a time for regrets and plans. Soapy but hip viewing for teens.

Glasgow Film Theatre, tomorrow-September 24.