Wednesday, April 27, 2011

pop culture BLOW OFF of the day: to Bridget, just as she is.

If someone put a gun to my head and told me to pick my all time favorite romantic comedy, I would most likely answer: Bridget Jones's Diary. I know, such a girly response, but I can't help it. This movie = the perfect rom/com formula.

British accents: check.
Love triangle: check.
Surprisingly non-annoying female lead: check. (Is it just me or does Renee Zellweger look way less squinty when she's playing Bridget?)
Peppy upbeat soundtrack: check.
Men fighting over girl: check.
Hugh Grant playing a narcissistic hottie pa-tottie: check.
Inspired by a Jane Austen novel: check.
Fun quirky supporting cast: check.
Subpar sequel: check.
Swoon worthy dialogue: check. (Mark Darcy: I like you very much. Just as you are.)
Scene where female heroine sticks it to her ex-boyfriend: check.

Speaking of which, I've been searching for this clip for months and I finally found it (minus the Aretha musical cue. sucks.) It's still one of my favorite moments from the movie. If you've never seen it, netflix that shit (even if you're a dude.) Here's a plot summary up to this scene. Bridget starts boning her super-cadish boss and he's totally into her, but then she finds out he's cheating on her. She's stuck working for the A-hole, then finally manages to quit. The punch line is a bit dated, but I still love it anyway.

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