Bridget Jones’s Diary
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant
Renee plays Bridget Jones, a (supposedly) slightly overweight, single, career woman in her thirties looking for love. The story is told through Bridget’s narrative, as written in her diary. It’s in her diary that she daily monitors her drinking, smoking, and weight, knowing these are the areas in her life that need monitoring (and improvement).
She has three best friends (all single) who form her support network. I do love movies with a group of friends you can call on anytime. And she does need to call on them as there are times when she gets her heart broken. But when necessary, she has the strength to take control of her life.
Bridget has two men in her life – her boss (who becomes her ex-boss) played by the dishy Hugh Grant; and a family friend’s son played by the even dishier Colin Firth. One is a bad boy and one is a goody two-shoes. So who will she chose, or who will chose her?
Bridget may have been looking for love, but she learnt how much to value herself and not be taken for granted. I can watch this movie any time. It’s a charmer and so is Bridget.