Bridget Jones's Diary Reviews
I've seen Bridget Jones's Diary last time about 5 or 6 years ago and with the new movie coming next month, I decided to rewatch the first two movies to get ready for the third one and to remind myself of the story. I honestly don't remember the movie being so goddamn frustrating. This movie made me angry so many times throughout that I just wanted to take the character(s) by the neck and strangle them. The characters in this movie are all mostly unlikeable. In the first 40 minutes of the movie, the only character that I actually liked was that of Colin Firth, Mark. I found Daniel (Hugh Grant) to be entirely obnoxious and disgusting, I hated him. I love Hugh Grant as an actor and I love his movies, and while his acting here is great, his character is too much of an asshole. The character of Bridget Jones I found utterly annoying at times. She is entertaining at moments, but most of the time I found myself facepalming and cringeing at how she constantly embarasses herself in public. It's a joke that was funny for the first time, it wasn't funny the other 4 times it happened. My favourite part of the movie has to be the fight between Daniel and Mark because it was amazingly satisfying seeing Mark beat Daniel. There aren't that many romantic parts in this movie, but the intimate moments between Mark and Bridget are actually heartwarming and I like their chemistry a lot. The soundtrack was also great, though at moments I felt that there was just too much non-original music. The acting is great, no complaints there. The movie did have me laughing out loud at times, but there are much better rom-coms (Notting Hill, for an example). All in all, this is not a bad movie, just a very frustrating one with mostly unlikeable characters and jokes that tend to get exhausting as you watch more of it. I would recommend only to fans of the main actors and/or the book this was based on.