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Romancing the household help

Watch ‘Miss Julie’ on MGM at 9 pm on July 30.

The film is set in the year 1894 in northern Sweden. The Swedish society was ruled by strict rules in those days, binding both man and woman.

Miss Julie (played by Saffron Burrows) is the daughter of the manor, who condescends to dance at the servants’ party.

That evening, she finds herself attracted to Jean (essayed by Peter Mullan), a footman who is well-travelled, well-spoken and who is not submissive.

Jean is engaged to Christine (portrayed by Maria Doyle Kennedy). While Christine goes to sleep, Julie and Jean talk through the night.

Catch the movie to find out whether their romance goes somewhere.

Glimpses of a different lifestyle

Catch ‘Pretty Woman’ on Star Movies at 11.12 pm on July 30.

The film is about Vivian Ward, a young girl who sells her body to make a living on Hollywood Boulevard. When she runs into her Prince Charming — in the form of wealthy businessman Edward Lewis — her life is turned upside down.

Caught up in Edward’s whirlwind life of riches and luxury, she begins to realise that she’s more than just a girl from the sidewalk. But does that mean she can love and be loved by him? Catch the film to find out. It stars Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, Hector Elizondo, Jason Alexander and Laura San Giacomo.

Plagued by lost dreams

In ‘17 Again’, Mike — the star of his high-school basketball team — receives a terrible shock when he finds out that his girlfriend Scarlett is pregnant. He gives up all his dreams to marry her and provide a home for their child. But when he keeps complaining about the life he could have had, his furious wife throws him out.

Soon, he loses his job and goes back to his high school to relive some happy memories. Catch the film to see the strange turn of events that take him back to that phase in his life. It airs on WB at 6.56 pm on July 30 and stars Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Sterling Knight, Hunter Parrish and Melora Hardin.

(tv show timings are subject to change)

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