This isn't really a film guys would really enjoy, but it's one of the few more than decent chick flicks out there. Yeah ok Bridget Jones is cliché, but's it's more funny and realistic than any other chick flick out there. Bridget Jones shows Renee Zellwegger at her best! Bridget Jones played by Renee Zellwegger is about a single thirty something woman on the quest for finding Mr Right. She meets two men, both public school posh boys; the charming, but womanising Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) and the uptight but well meaning and reliable Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Bridget Jones may be about the desperate woman looking for a man but Bridget is likeable, down to earth and not to mention hilarious! Bridget reminds me a lot of myself; we're both clumsy and have a lot of embarrassing moments. I think she even looks like me but a blonde version! I like how the film doesn't portray Bridget the perfect women as most rom-coms show the lead woman as being thin and glamorous. Renee Zellwegger had to gain 30 pounds for the role of Bridget Jones and she's a bit on the dowdy side too. So I liked that the film tries to be more realistic and also how Mr Right is the person we least expect.
The film is well acted and fun; it's hilarious as well! I love the characters and the script is well written. Bridget is a quirky and loveable character who is much easier to relate to than your typical rom-com heroin such as Jennifer Aniston or Katherine Heigl. I also love Bridget's parents; Bridget's father (Jim Broadbent) is sympathetic and always sides with Bridget, whilst Bridget's mother (played by Gemma Jones) is constantly trying to set her daughter up and nagging at her for being single and dowdy. Bridget's mother is hilarious and the nightmare mother; she comes out with some of the best lines! Bridget's mum reminds me of my own in some ways!
Bridget Jones has to be one of my favourite movies of all time! It's one of those films which has one of the best lines that you always end up quoting and it's genuinely funny, sincere and down to earth. It's not pretentious like a lot of Hollywood rom-coms. Bridget Jones shows how love isn't all that peachy and that there's a lot of heartbreak along the way to finding happiness as well. I also like how the film shows the relationship problems between Bridget's own parents; marital problems in older people often aren't portrayed that much in film. I actually preferred the film to the novel; the novel is good don't get me wrong but the film was better. Kudos to Renee Zellwegger; she really pulled it off and her performance was believable and genuine. I think poor Renee gets too much stick, there are a lot of much worst actresses out there who get all the glory. I actually like Renee Zellwegger; I've always found her to be a decent actress. I'd love there to be a third film made, but not based on the last book, Mad About the Boy as it's truly terrible! Great film, still one of my absolute favourite, one you can watch again and again. Also the soundtrack for the film is awesome! I loved the songs.