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On Demand movie highlights

I AM NUMBER FOUR

(Showtime on Comcast) For teenage girls who can’t wait for the next installment of ‘‘Twilight.’’ Instead of a misunderstood bloodsucker, the hero (hunky Alex Pettyfer) is an adolescent alien in exile; Dianna Agron (TV’s ‘‘Glee’’) is the high school sweetie-pie he falls for. It’s overly broody until the action kicks in during the final half-hour. With Timothy Olyphant. (PG-13; runs through Nov. 13)

FRIENDS WITH MONEY

(Encore on Comcast) Nicole Holofcener’s latest film is a finely etched, intelligently acted social comedy about three wealthy married Los Angelenos (played by Frances McDormand, Catherine Keener, and Joan Cusack) and their single, penniless friend (Jennifer Aniston) who just started cleaning houses for a living. This is not a satire of class, which, in a way, is the film’s accomplishment. Holofcener is sensitive to her characters’ personalities and the uncomfortable comedy that naturally arises from them. (R; runs through Dec. 27)

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(Showtime on Comcast) There’s more shortfall than magic in this story of a 10-year-old boy in a 40-year-old’s body, owing to a disorder that’s aging him at four times the normal rate. Francis Ford Coppola misdirects Robin Williams to hit the poignant stuff too hard — at the expense of the goofy kid stuff that would have injected spontaneity into the sentimentality. (PG-13; runs through Nov. 13)

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