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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!
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.
Here's the thing with Bridget Jones's Diary, I had quite high hopes for it. People love this film and people have said that it's one of the greatest romantic comedies ever, and I was disappointed. There's a few laugh out loud moments with Colin Firth or Bridget's best friends but for most of the comedy it was just a slight grin. It's in the same category as Notting Hill and I surprisingly enjoyed that. Bridget Jones is a normal woman who starts a new year with the plan of getting a man. So she keeps all her notes and thoughts into her diary. We follow her as she tries to find her man. Hugh Grant just isn't my type of…
I absolutely adore this movie. Just as hilarious with every single watch. I'm not the biggest fan of Renee Zellweger, but I can't imagine any one else in this role - she is simply delightful.
Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are also perfect as the duelling would-be boyfriends.
All By Myself, Titspervert, granny panties, fireman's pole, just as you are, the most intense street fight to It's Raining Men in history, blue soup, and running through London in knickers and a sweater.
Nothing but love for Bridget Jones.
It's a classic romance triangle system we all love to watch. What makes it different is the twists and turns you don't necessarily see coming
I love this movie SO much!
Bridget Jones's Diary marks the second time in a film I disagreed with my sister immensely, to the point of thinking she was joking. The first time was when we were watching Closer and she chose Jude Law over Clive Owen. While watching this film, just as I was about to say "Who the hell would choose Hugh Grant over Colin Firth?!" she answered the unthinkable. Who the hell would choose Hugh Grant over Colin Firth? My sister, that's who.
Drama aside, Bridget Jones's Diary was a sweet romantic-comedy, fitting very well with those films I used to love as a tween. I actually watched the second installment over a decade ago with my family in theaters (my God, I'm old.) It's funny it took this long to watch the first film. I'm sure I would have loved it even more if I saw it back then. But now it was an enjoyable pick for a sister night.
I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN COLIN FIRTH AND HUGH GRANT
I just wanted to see Colin Firth's face on my television.
I don't see how anybody could dislike this movie. The acting is amazing and super sweet the soundtrack is amazing and the story is very funny. Probably the best romantic comedy out there.
I read both of these (because I like those sort of confessional chick books sometimes) and the movie while not quite as laugh out loud funny is still one of those late-night movie-binge favorites (well, among maybe a hundred or so other kind of terrible movies).
I think I might be just 2.5 years too young to care about why she needs to get married and have babies like the world will end if she doesn't.
A bit darker than I thought it would be, couple funny parts.
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