A good romantic comedy is a gift. A GREAT romantic comedy with British hotties Colin Firth and Hugh Grant is something else entirely. The first time I watched Bridget Jones, I was definitely a wink too young. (But ain’t that how it always goes?) So much went over my head– to the degree that I basically did not understand the plot of the film. In more recent years, I have became a Bridget Jones fanatic. Reading the books, tackling the movies more than a dozen times each, hoping to someday attend my own turkey curry buffet in an ugly sweater…Imagine my joy when I learned that she was back!
This Friday, September 16th, you can count on the fact that I’ll be taking a trip to the local movie theater, shelling out some Hamiltons and settling into a raucous night of Bridget-humor. (I’ve never used the word ‘raucous’ before, but I find it especially appropriate in this scenario. Thoughts?)
What makes Bridget so relatable? Ms. Renée Zellweger. She was made for this role, and embodies the character brilliantly. Bridget is a total every-girl– if every girl can be defined as goofy, smart and on a constant diet. I find myself rooting for Bridget so much more than I could ever root for your typical romantic leading lady. Knowing I’ve been there, and shared in the ups and downs of oversharing on a first date, singing by myself in a lonely apartment and finding that seemingly perfect outfit– it’s great. It’s a bit more real.
Joining this iteration is Grey’s Anatomy’s gorgeous Patrick Dempsey, and I hope I walk away laughing as much as I usually do. When my dad visited Rome last year, we watched Bridget Jones in our hotel suite, and had a blast. So maybe this is finally the romantic comedy to take your father, brother, best guy friend or boyfriend to?
After 15 years and Bridget still has the same intelligent hilarity and ability to tug on our heartstrings. I loved it.
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