Bridget Jones's Diary Reviews
As Fantozzi, it is stupid. But unlike Fantozzi, it is not fun. Very boring, indeed.
This film epitomises the whole genre that was so successful at the turn of the century. Usually produced by a company such as Working Title and starring as one of the lead actors Hugh Grant as a bumbling Englishman.
The star actress was unknown upon release Rene Zellwegger as thirty something singleton Miss. Bridget Jones who happened to keep a diary of her muddled private life. A private life that is the subject of the film.
Poor Bridget. She is a bit dipsy and has an interesting private life that revolves around her family, her boss (Grant as lethario Daniel Cleaver) and family friend Mark D'Arcy (Colin Firth).
Cleaver and D'Arcy also have a bit of history as....oh its to complicated!
The film boasts some excellent cameo appearances by the most unlikeliest people from a disgraced ex-Conservative peer Lord Archer to Salman Rushdie and Honor Blackman.
The film has a feel good soundtrack to balance moments such as an appalling but hilarious fist fight sequence.
Some memorable one liners and verses are included.
The film spawned a sequel due to its box-office success. Im also reading rumours of a third film?
Working Title meanwhile have moved away from Hugh Grant starring rom-coms to classics such as Fifty Shades Of Grey!
I last saw Grant as a bumbling Englishman still in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015).
#There was a young women from Ealing.....Who had a peculiar feeling.....