FUN SIZE (12A)
A TEENAGER’S dreams of a Halloween party to remember with the boy of her dreams are shattered by the annoying presence her little brother in Josh Schwartz's raucous comedy. Wren (Victoria Justice) is thrilled when dreamboat Aaron Riley (Thomas McDonell) invites her to a party but the youngster's excitement is extinguished when her mother, Joy (Chelsea Handler), orders her to go trick-or-treating with her little brother Albert (Jackson Nicoll) instead. Begrudgingly, Wren agrees but she defies her mother's orders and heads to the party with Albert in tow and promptly loses the oddball tyke. Terrified of the repercussions of Joy learning that she went to the party and lost her sibling, Wren borrows a car and enlists the help of her best friend April (Jane Levy) and school pals Peng (Osric Chau) and Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) to locate Albert and avert disaster.
STAR RATING: ***
FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... (18)
LAUREN (Lauren Anne Miller) and Katie (Ari Graynor) have harboured mutual distrust verging on enmity since an unfortunate incident at college.
Their fortunes couldn't be more different. Lauren hails from privileged stock but a good upbringing doesn't prevent her boyfriend from dumping her shortly before she loses her job. Meanwhile, Katie drives men wild with her pole-dancing antics and she makes decent cash on the side as an enthusiastic phone sex operator.
Mutual gay friend Jesse (Justin Long) suggests that newly single Lauren moves in with Katie in her gorgeous Manhattan apartment. Reluctantly, Lauren agrees and when she overhears her new flat mate having far too much fun on the telephone, she decides to unleash her inner sex goddess.
In the process, Lauren forges a deeper friendship with Katie and she sows the seeds of potential romance with a nice guy customer called Sean (Mark Webber).
STAR RATING: ***