Monday, January 7, 2013

Movie Monday: Bridget Jones' Diary


It's the first Movie Monday post for 2013, so it seemed only appropriate that we start the year off with some nice New Year's resolutions, courtesy of the one and only Bridget Jones!
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I love the crap out of this movie, and I will never ever get sick of watching it.

Reasons why Bridget Jones' Diary is awesome:
1. Colin Firth. Playing Mr. Darcy AGAIN. I mean, come on.
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2. Giant pants.
3. Renee Zellweger. She may be completely and utterly horrific in the sequel, but she's perfect in this.
4. Reading poetry in rowboats.
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5. Hugh Grant. This is one of the few movies (along with Love Actually) in which I think he's brilliant.
6. Bridget's New Year's Resolution.
7. Christmas jumpers.
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8. Bridget singing at the Christmas party.
9. The soundtrack
10. Jim Broadbent and Gemma Jones as Bridget's parents.
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11. Turkey curry buffets.
12. Bridget's friends - Shaz, Jude, and Tom.

13. Blue soup.
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14. The fight between Mark and Daniel.

15. Bridget works at Pemberley Press. GENIUS.

16. The hilariously awful fire station scene.
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17. Turning up at a party in a bunny costume.

18. The cameo by Crispin Bonham-Carter (aka Mr. Bingley from Pride and Prejudice)
19. Bridget's hair when they arrive at their mini-break.
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20. The ending.
21. The scene where Mark helps Bridget with cooking her birthday dinner.
22. Impersonating Bridget's mum and Una with the gravy.
23. Bridget stumbling off the exercise bike.
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24. Taking over the driving. ESPECIALLY for the look on Gemma Jones' face.
25. It's written by Andrew Davies and Richard Curtis.
26. A million and one Harry Potter connections.

Plus, as always, the following quotes:
- "Come on. Why don't we see if Mark fancies a gherkin?"
- "How interesting. What a gripping life you do lead."
- "He's just a big knobhead with no knob."
- "How's it look? "Uh, great. It's, um, blue." "Blue?" "No, but, blue is good. If you ask me there isn't enough blue food." "Oh, shit! It must be the string." "Oh, it's string soup?"
- "Wait a minute. Nice boys don't kiss like that!" "Oh, yes, they fucking do."
- "Thank you, Daniel, that is very good to know. But if staying here means working within 10 yards of you, frankly, I'd rather have a job wiping Saddam Hussein's arse."
- "What do you think about the El Nino phenomenon?" "It's a blip. Latin music's on its way out."
- "So what do you think of the situation in Chechnya?" "I couldn't give a fuck, Jones."
- "I must say the sex is still quite surprising. Do you know just the other day I was just dozing off and I felt this huge..." "Bye, Mum! Ugh."
- "Come the fuck on, Bridget!"
- " I like you, very much." "Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and... ah, the verbal diarrhea." "No, I like you very much. Just as you are."
- "Well done Bridge, four hours of careful cooking and a feast of blue soup, omelette and marmalade. I think that deserves a toast, don't you? To Bridget, who cannot cook, but who we love just as she is."
- "Why do you wanna work on television?" "I've got to leave my job because I shagged my boss." "Fair enough. Start on Monday."
- "All right Cleaver, outside." "I'm sorry? Outside? Should I bring my dueling pistols or my sword?"
- "Did I really run round your lawn naked?" "Oh, yes. You were four and I was eight." "Well, that's a pretty big age difference. It's quite pervy really." "Yes, I like to think so."
- "Resolution #1:  Obviously, will lose 20 lbs. #2: Always put last night's pants in the laundry basket. Equally important: will find nice sensible boyfriend and stop forming romantic attachments to any of the following: alcoholics, workaholics, sexaholics, commitment-phobics, peeping toms, megalomaniacs, emotional fuckwits, or perverts. Will especially stop fantasising about a particular person who embodies all these things."
- "I've been going crazy. I can't stop thinking about you, and thinking about what an idiot I've been. Christ, is that blue soup?"
- "Mother, I do not need a blind date. Particularly not with some verbally incontinent spinster who drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney, and dresses like her mother."
- "You'll never get a boyfriend if you look like you wandered out of Auschwitz!"
- "At times like this, continuing with one's life seems impossible... and eating the entire contents of one's fridge seems inevitable. I have two choices: to give up and accept permanent state of spinsterhood and eventual eating by Alsatians, or not. And this time I choose not. I will not be defeated by a bad man and an American stick insect! Instead, I choose vodka. And Chaka Khan."
- "Where the fuck is the fucking tuna?" 
- "My mum, a strange creature from a time when gherkins were the height of sophistication." 
- "I have to say, this really is the most incredible shit."

If you don't use at least one line from this movie on a regular basis, I suspect you need to reconsider your life choices. Just saying...

K xx

6 comments:

  1. This is my favorite movie of all time! I hear they are making a third one.....

    Ergo-Blog

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  2. I love this movie too. It's one of the few 'girly' movies that I genuinely enjoy.

    I think Zellweger pulled off being completely relatable in this movie, albeit she was put in some ridiculous situations. The second movie/book had ridiculous situations, but none of the relatability.

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  3. Haha, one of my best friends is Bridgette Jones, she looks just like Renee in the movie and manages to get into the most ridiculous of situations. This movie always makes me think of her.

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  4. I do love this movie, but haven't seen it in years. Partly do to how sad I thought the sequel was.

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  5. I definitely say, "Come the fuck on, [name of friend]!" more than I should.

    I love this film. Like you, I don't think I will ever get bored of watching it.

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  6. Mr Darc-- I mean, Colin Firth is the best. (And he was sooo made for Mr Darcy, amirite? I bet P&P readers pictured someone exactly like Firth even before Firth existed. :P)

    Also? Bridget Jones rocks. Rocks the CASBAH!

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