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The best of the DIRECTV primetime lineup

The crime thriller that started a genre – Fatal Attraction, 7.35pm Paramount – almost got the nod; but the pick is just so hilariously good and immaculately written, it’s just the better film.

Today’s Number One Film:

Picture courtesy Amazon.comThe Heartbreak Kid, 9pm Fox Comedy. Watch this if you liked This is 40, There’s Something About Mary or Borat. It’s hard to spot a flaw in what is probably the Farrelly Brothers most perfectly realised film (with due and, um, heartfelt apologies to Mary). A water- - no, an airtight – script, impeccable pacing, astonishingly good comic performances and immaculate direction make it very hard to beat. It’s Farelly Bros so it’s very, very crude, of course, and definitely not for anyone who thought Dumb & Dumber and the Jackass movies are offensive. Ben Stiller is, without question, the funniest white man in America (discounting British imports like Sacha Baron Cohen and the Ricky Gervais Posse). Directed by the Farrelly Bros/ 2007/ USA / Comedy/ 116 mins/ Rated R for strong sexual content, crude humour and language.


JUST NOSED OUT:

**Lawless (Crime-Drama), 9pm Max; Fatal Attraction, 7.35pm Prmt; Leon: The Professional (Action-Crime-Thriller), 9pm FoxClas; Miles Ahead (Bio-Drama-Music), 9pm Max; Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Action-Drama-War), 7.10pm FoxMov;

BEST Pay Per View BET: Doctor Strange (Superhero), Ch 414

*Starred films have been chosen in the last year. ** Double-starred films have been chosen in the last two months.

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