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Bridget Jones's Diary (Collector's Edition) back to product details

Couldn't watch it.
written by MBreslau September 5, 2011 - 5:34 AM PDT
Maybe it gets better later on, but my wife and I agreed to turn it off after 25 minutes (and it took great forbearance to watch it that long).

Okay, Bridget is a total loser, henpecked by her mother, commitment-shy, a slacker, and a basket case. I get it already. What I don't get is why I should care? Is meeting the 'right' man going to turn her life around?
I doubt it. She has no backbone and will never change.

Watching this movie does nothing to improve my quality-of-life.

Surprisingly Good
written by JMVerville December 7, 2004 - 7:47 AM PST
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful
When I saw previews for this film, as a man, I thought that it would not appeal to me. It was really by chance -- seeing it on while a former roommate was watching it, sitting down, expecting to leave within the next five minutes, but I ended up watching the entire thing, becoming completely incapable of pulling myself away from it. In fact, I would later feel compelled to drag somebody along with me to see the sequel that came out in the Fall of 2004 on openning night. It became very obvious that I was greatly mistaken.

In an age where 'war' films like Pearl Harbor contain sappy romance stories, this was very bizarre seeing something that was a Romantic Comedy that was more of a comedy than a sappy, cliche Romance that makes the more sound of mind wish to vomit. I find that opposed to other romantic comedies, this one really embodies a sense of a realist's look at life, and as opposed to focusing on sexy women trying to get sexy men with horrible, predictable jokes being thrown in on occasion, this is far more refreshing. Great performances by everybody involved, and a very refreshing story overall.

It breaks all the stereotypes of modern comedy, lacking any crudeness or immature antics, and it breaks all the stereotypes of Romance, giving an honest portrayal of a relationship and the attitudes of normal people, often poking fun at itself. As far as major motion pictures go, this one is a tremendous surprise as far as entertainment & content go. It is the kind of film that anybody can appreciate.

If I were to make a list of films that pleasantly surprised me, this would probably be at the very top. A tremendous production.

not just a chick flick
written by laney July 18, 2002 - 11:41 AM PDT
8 out of 8 members found this review helpful
Granted with Colin Firth and Hugh Grant co-starring, the estrogen level in the audience will be high, but guys will enjoy this as well.

Major props to Renee Zellweger for her portrayal of Bridget Jones and for gaining 20 pounds for the role! She's got the quirky, lovable personality that was perfect for this role.

Contains the funniest fight scene I've seen in awhile, it's what I imagine a real fight between guys is like. Guys kicking each other with arms flailing, trying to get in the cheap shots.

Also, I read the book before watching the movie, and although I didn't think there was as much character development of the supporting cast as in the book, they did a good job of sticking true to the original story. Still, a definite winner in terms of romantic comedies.


(Average 6.27)
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