Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Bridget Jones's Diary
Health Warning: Adopting Bridget's lifestyle could seriously damage your health.
Bridget Jones’s Diary is a romantic love story comedy from the best selling novel of the same name by Helen Fielding. A chaotic Jones meets a snobbish lawer named Marc and soon he enters into her world of imperfections.
I have never confessed, nor will I ever confess in public that I adore and love this film unconditionally.
Hold on a sec...ah crap!
Sometimes I cannot help but feel sympathetic for the romantic comedy genre, constantly bombarded with products that depend on formula and ambitious casting to appeal to the mass market. Unlike the recent comic-book and young adult phenomenon, this is a genre that would never lose its appeal as it would forever be universal in its emotions and ideas; however, this is an area of cinema that finds too much precision in its target audience, hoping to aim to a singular brand of gender or attitude, which ironically narrows its appeal.
The greatest of romantic comedies have managed to remain standing in the test of time through its innovating techniques (Annie Hall), empathetic, challenging and engaging chemistry between its leads (When…
I'm slightly embarrassed to admit how much I love this film, and how much it is a running joke in my life. The stuff about F.R. Leavis is legendary, and me and my friends at uni spent our whole revision for our literary studies in first year quoting the film. "Ugh, he's just a knobby knobhead with no knob". Sally Phillips and James Callis steal the show.
"Do you know... where the toilets are?"
Since I am no longer making a secret of my wild affection for Colin Firth, I revisited this now-classic rom-com on the advice of a friend. It'd been a long time since I'd seen it, and its story beats were more or less as I remembered them. But I was surprised by Renee Zellweger's likability and surprisingly un-terrible British accent, and the film was as enjoyably effervescent as most anything in its weight class.
But I am, of course, here for Firth, here again doing an updated but still smoldering Mr. Darcy. I've always been a fan of him in thick-rimmed glasses, but he did well here with his soul-searching eyes unadorned. I've never wanted to be Renee Zellweger so badly.
Cunning, and truly satisfying, Bridget Jones’s Diary hits all the right notes for a solid romantic-comedy pic. Director Sharon Maguire effectively presents a world of this empowered woman who doesn’t compromise against the constructive say of society, thanks to Renée Zellweger’s spot-on performance. Zellweger imbues warmth, playfulness, and maturity to the character making Bridget one of Zellweger’s most iconic roles. While her leading men played by Colin Firth and Hugh Grant make indelible performances and thus indelible chemistry with each other. Overall, it’s a solidly-crafted romantic-comedy pic featuring a sensitive writing, and cunning performances from its cast.
Funny, if a little predictable.
a cinematic masterpiece (fuck me up colin)
As delightful as ever. The perfect thing to watch as we edge into the autumn and Christmas season.
Viewed: Blu-ray. 1080p HD.
Single and in her early thirties, Bridget Jones (Renee Zellwegger) is afraid she'll spend the rest of her life alone. She begins a relationship with her womanizing boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant), but finds herself falling for her pedantic childhood friend Mark Darcy (Colin Firth).
This loose adaptation of Pride and Prejudice improves on Austen's novel in a significant way, I cared about the protagonist. Renee Zellwegger is charming and funny, which is more than Austen could ever manage in her novels.
Colin Firth is perfectly cast as a slightly awkward, romantic underdog.
No one is better at being a charming asshole than Hugh Grant; there was a solid decade when he was a ubiquitous presence in romantic comedies.
You know how the movie ends after ten minutes, but it's so funny and charming, I didn't care.
Nice comedy with a very cool soundtrack.
Ridiculous film. I loved it. Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are undeniably sexy and I can watch them duke it out all day.
A funny romcom with charming performances by Zellweger and Firth. Hugh Grant is a huge douche. I really enjoyed the film.
Ahhh so glad that I've finally watched this classic rom com :)
With the right amount of humour and romance and the perfect cast the movie is going up there as one of my favourites! Also it was reaffirmed my love for Colin Firth with his character like Mr.Darcy which makes me want to reread Pride and Prejudice and also of course watch the BBC series, which I haven't seen before!
Is it possible for a straight male to feel anything more than mild amusement regarding this film?
The romantic comedy tropes eventually wore me down and it just wasn't funny enough to make me overlook them.
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