Well guess what? I wish they did. That way, so many people would just be so happy. I know that love is never easy and I know it can't be all that it's put out to be, but goodness, I just want to enjoy a film without anyone telling me it's a fantasy. I've read the book and sure the movie isn't all that true it to it in some parts, but I think they've done a fantastic interpretation. Not to mention the adorable cast.
And as I am a lover of lists, I'm going to jot down the main reasons why I absolutely
Reasons why I love the movie version of Bridget Jones Diary
- The scene where Marc Darcy tells Bridget, "I like you, just the way you are."
The way Marc Darcy delivered that line was just too much for me. I just wanted to curl up and cry because I know that no one like that really exists. There are no sincere and HOT top barristers out there who will ever fall for clumsy, idiotic, tactless people like me. And since he said just as you are, that was just the clincher. That line took my breath away.
- Marc Darcy
Sure, Hugh Grant could have been the obvious choice, but this movie has changed my views -- way back when I first watched it -- because Colin Firth it probably one of the most gorgeous men I've seen on the screen. He doesn't come out to be the most pretty looking dude, but his attitude and the way he carries himself is just so manly. He has this chivalrous manner about him. He was so perfect as Marc Darcy. I could go on and on rambling about Marcy Darcy -- as if I haven't -- but to be honest, I'm tired and I want to go on.
- Bridget isn't perfect
In fact, she's far from being even remotely in control and that's why I love her. I feel really good for her when she finally triumphs because I know she deserves it. She makes me feel that I can accomplish something too without having too look picture perfect or having to live a charmed life. I can make it too and manage to snag a Marc Darcy for myself along the way.
- The soundtrack
I almost choked on my own tears when Out of Reach played during the scene where Bridget had just found out that Marc was going to marry the nasty bitch, Natasha. I swear I could feel her pain and not to mention her humiliation. She was just devastated and she probably felt like she was played for a fool. I was seriously in tears.
And the worst part is, these movies that I absolutely love, just won't ever get any recognition. They won't ever win Oscars. These movies are snubbed just because they have no social significance or have no cure for cancer. And to think, these are the movies which I absolutely adore. The Oscar screening committee had better watch more closely, because so many wonderful movies are slipping past their crummy fingers just because they aren't artsy enough.
Just to reiterate, if you haven't noticed, I think Bridget Jones Diary is a wonderfully, fantabulous movie and if you have time, watch it. You'll surely be entertained. But, if you have even more time on your hands, pick up the book and read it. It's got more of Bridget's misadventures and it won't bore you one bit. Besides, as my teacher once told me, we need to read more. It's good for us.