Friday TV: Emma Thompson’s Latest Movie

The anticipated sex comedy “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” (Hulu, streaming) stars Emma Thompson as a retired widow who hires a sex worker (Daryl McCormack) for company.  

A recent college grad finds his niche as a party starter and motivational dance instructor at local bar mitzvahs in the new feature “Cha Cha Real Smooth” (Apple TV+, streaming).. Dakota Johnson and Cooper Raiff not only star, but wrote and directed. Leslie Mann and Brad Garrett also co-star.

It was 50 years to day that burglers hired by the White House were caught breaking into the Democratic Committee offices at the Watergate. The date is marked by a prime time special, “Watergate: High Crimes in the White House” (CBS, 9 p.m.) that will feature the reporters who helped break the story, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. 

Another documentary “The Martha Mitchell Effect” (Netflix, streaming) looks at the role of the Watergate whistleblower who happened to also be married to the attorney general under investigation. 

And a six-hour series from 2018 “Watergate” (History, 6 p.m.) is rerun in its entirety. 

“Jerry & Marge Go Large” (Paramount+, streaming) is a new film starring Bryan Cranston and Annette Bening about a man who finds a way to win the lottery and uses the winnings to help his small town. Larry Wilmore, Rainn Wilson, Anna Camp and Michael McKean also star. 

Another new film “Spiderhead” (Netflix, streaming), set in a dystopian future, stars Chris Hemsworth as a warden who does experiments on his inmates. Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett also star.

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