Saturday, 4 March 2017

Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

Genres

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Director

Sharon Maguire

Countries

UK | USA | France

Cast

Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Celia Imrie, James Faulkner, Shirley Henderson, James Callis, Sally Phillips, Lisa Barbuscia, Donald Douglas, Charmian May, Paul Brooke, Embeth Davidtz, Patrick Barlow, Felicity Montagu, Neil Pearson, Dolly Wells

Storyline

32-year-old Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is determined to improve herself while looking for the right man.

Opinion

I never cared for "Bridget Jones's Diary" but over the years I've heard a lot of good words about it and since recently I've been craving romantic films (don't even dare ask me why) I decided to spend a quiet evening, alone in my pyjamas, watching it. And I really enjoyed this corny but hilarious chick flick.

Don't expect anything new from this film because it tells a predictable story that has been done to death, it is incredibly clichéd and the twists, although there are a few, are just as corny as they can get, but frankly I didn't care because in spite of all those flaws the story was engaging and entertaining, and I found myself rooting for one of the guys.

However, what makes this film so different and quite charming is the main character, Bridget Jones. Her personality is simply spectacular. She is funny, clumsy, sincere, genuine, sweet and a total charmer. Plus Renée Zellweger gives such an amazing performance - you can see how much she committed to the role - it's impossible to dislike her. Also, Bridget is so normal it's easy to relate to her.

The guy characters are solid as well having, on the one hand, Daniel Cleaver, a handsome and charming womaniser, and on the other hand, Mark Darcy, an arrogant and rude man that will slowly win your heart and the credits go to Colin Firth for giving such a delightful performance.

Other than the character, arguably the best part of the film is the soundtrack. Although I've been given the impression not everybody shares my opinion, I loved each song and I think they really fit the film well. 

6 comments :

  1. I enjoyed this film too. It's sweet and charming and I love the part where she's dressed as a playboy bunny and her dad as a vicar.

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    1. I loved that part as well, it was kind of awkward but she didn't care

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  2. This is one of my all-time favorites! I could watch it over and over again. Happy to see you got a chance to watch and enjoy it. :D

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    1. I can see why, and I'm sure I'll watch it again soon

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  3. I'm glad you enjoyed this! It's one of my all-time faves, and one of the movies I compare all other rom coms too! Have you seen Bridget Jones's Baby?

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    1. No, I've just seen Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason and it was a bit disappointing. I'll see Bridget Jones's Baby next week. I hope it's better than the second.

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