Wednesday, 9 February 2011

A-Z #31: Bridget Jones's Diary

You can pick up hundreds of DVD's for a round-pound each - it doesn't matter. Its never about quantity, its about quality. A-Z is my way of going through my collection, from A-Z, and considering why I actually own the films... or you can tell me why I should sell 'em

#31 - Bridget  Jones's Diary

Why did I buy it?

I am completely responsible for this one. It is shocking and ridiculous that I bought this - but, alas, I did. Back in college, I watched it - with a bunch of girls - at the cinema. And maybe I was with the wrong crowd and maybe I was just a little bit too-much-in-touch with my feminine side, but I was under the impression that the film was good when I left the cinema. To make matters worse, I think, because worked at Woolworths, the huge quantity of people buying the DVD simply affected my judgement. I bought it and, as I recall, even upon watching the DVD at home, I was content with the purchase.

Why do I still own it?
I re-watched this film many years after the purchase - having stated for years that "its a good rom-com!" and that, I needed something of every genre, and I was content with this being in my collection as a representative for Romantic Comedies. So, again, I rewatched the film and wow. I don't know what I was thinking! This is completely for girls. In every possible sense of the word - I think a guy can get a lot out of Love, Actually (Liam Neeson in mourning, the little kid and his first-crush, Andrew Lincoln and his love for his best-friends wife... that unrequited love... guys relate to that stuff and we appreciate films that explore it) but Bridget Jones's Diary is not just rom-com - it is women-only rom-com. Akin to The Sweetest Thing and Sex and the City: The Movie. I tried to get rid of it but Sarah likes it too much to get rid of it.  
Should I sell it though? I'm not allowed to sell this film... despite my efforts.  

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  1. I support Sarah! But I have the requirement you mentioned to like this - I'm a girl. I also own the sequel which is a truly dreadful movie.

  2. Ha ha! I'll BET you support Sarah! Well ... you'll like tomorrows post then ...


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