Las Vegas Film Society

Bridget Jones's Diary

Drama, Romance, Comedy
R
Language, Strong sexuality
Directed by: Sharon Maguire
Written by: Richard Curtis, Andrew Davies
Starring: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant

Based on the Bridget Jones's books, the movie is about a British single woman who works in the publishing industry. Bridget Jones is excellently played by Renee Zellweger, who has an all most perfect British accent (even though it may be a little too posh). Bridget is coping with being single, and being set up with the wrong men by her mother. Bridget than gets involved with her boss, who is also excellently played by Hugh Grant.

It was so nice to see Hugh Grant play a two-faced womanizer. Renee brought a lot of charm and depth and a certain sweetness into the character Bridget, and I can't imagine anyone else playing this part. There is also great chemistry between all the characters, and you really feel something for each one. This movie has the great 'C' elements; chemistry, charm, comedy. Which with none of these, wouldn't make the film work.

With recent romantic comedies such as, "Head Over Heels", "Someone Like You" and "Sweet November", "Bridget Jones's Diary" is the first one this year where you actually care about who ends up with who, and makes you feel good at the end.

-John Steffens


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