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Bridget Jones’s Diary Review

So I finally got around to watching this movie and, as someone who is not hugely into rom-coms, I was pleasantly surprised.


We are introduced to our protagonist, Bridget Jones, a 30 year old single women who lives in London and is supposedly fat and quite undesirable. Her family want her to find a lover and, as everyone keeps reminding her, she’s not getting any younger so she needs to find a man quick!

Enter Mark Darcy and Daniel Cleaver. Mark is an old family friend who’s quite mundane and lets his mum choose his Christmas jumpers. Daniel is Bridget’s boss but also a bit of a bad boy and has great hair. Over the film you see Bridget and Daniel become an item but Mark is always there, lingering, as not to be forgotten about. It also seems that Bridget brings out the funner side of life to Mark.

Now, I’ve always had a soft spot for Colin so Mark was always my dream guy and it was good to see Bridget also ended up feeling the same way. There were a few dramatic moments in this movie but for the bulk of it, it felt like not much happened. It felt like an episode of a drama programme rather than a feature length movie. I did expect a bit more from it but what it did have in terms of plot and moving things along wasn’t a complete waste of my time.

As a film I did enjoy it and it did feel like time passed quickly so I was never bored. I just felt like it needed to be slightly more complex, but maybe that’s because I’m used to complex narratives from current movies and things were simpler in the early 2000s (they definitely were!).

I would recommend this movie, it’s cute, funny, and has gorgeous men in it so what’s not to love? Oh, and I would definitely call it a Christmas movie too!

What did you think of Bridget Jones’s Diary?

Until next time.

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