Friday, 3 June 2011

Bridget Jones's Diary

UK Release: 13th April 2001
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 31st May 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 37mins
Tagline: This Year's Resolutions: Stop smoking. Stop drinking. Find inner poise. Go to the gym three times a week. Don't flirt with the boss. Reduce thighs. Learn to love thighs. Forget about thighs. Stop making lists.

IMDb Plot Summary: Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive.

My Review: Rounding off this recent spat of classic rom-coms is Bridget Jones’s Diary. It’s hard to compare Pretty Woman, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones as in a sense they are all in a decade of their own. But as Notting Hill and Bridget Jones are British, I prefer them slightly more. 
Hugh Grant and Colin Firth make this film. Their rivalry over Bridget’s heart is sweet and keeps the audience engaged, through the oddities of Bridget’s life.
A lot of what happens is quite predictable, yet it the ending remains sweet and uplifting. 
This could be me as a rom-com loving teenage girl, but yes, I enjoyed the film. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it to someone outside the demographic, but this, Pretty Woman and Notting Hill are so classic they can reach anyone. They may be most people’s guilty pleasure, but I genuinely think that most people ultimately would enjoy watching Bridget Jones if they gave it a chance. 
Score: 7.5/10

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