Starring Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, Bridget Jones’ Diary is filled with everything that makes the Holiday season so special: drinking alone, cringe inducing family get togethers and running in the snow in nothing but a pair of leopard print panties.
Directed by Sharon Maguire, the film is based of the novel of the same name by Helen Fielding, which is basically a reimagining of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The film follows Bridget (Zellweger) a dissatisfied woman in her 30s navigating the ups and downs of modern romance while keeping track in a diary purchased for the new year.
“I am enjoying a relationship with two men simultaneously. The first first called Ben – the other Jerry.”
I think we can all relate to Bridget Jones on a personal level. For one, most of the film, she’s either drunk or reading self help novels in her pajamas.
Most of us are still trying to figure out what we want out of our careers, relationships and the like…
We’re obsessed with making resolutions we often don’t keep.
“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night’s panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with and not continue to form romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, commitment phobic, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits or perverts.”
In short, Renee is great in this film, it’s sweet, funny and probably one of the few bearable romantic comedies… Also, 2000 era Colin Firth in a reindeer sweater.