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Watched "Bridget Jones's Diary"

 
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Totally hilarious movie. Almost fell off my seat a couple times - was laughing too much.
Zellweger has great talent for comedy; and this is Hugh Grant's second bad guy role (his first was in Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen movie, which was good too.)
This is a great movie for a date Check it out.
 
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Hugh Grant as a bad guy? He would be better suited for a "prison bitch" role.
 
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well he's more of a cad than a bad guy!
 
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Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
well he's more of a cad than a bad guy!


Yep, cad is the mot juste. Quite a change from the bumbling bookseller in Notting Hill. The NYT review says he elicits a "hooded-eyed Mephistopholean slipperiness" in this movie.

[This message has been edited by Nanhesru Ningyake (edited April 24, 2001).]
 
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the point being that Colin Firth is yummy and Hugh Grant sucks!

I'm going to be lucky enough to be in the presence of Colin Firth at a Charity Screening in London tomorrow that he is introducing .... so I may just faint .. if I dissappear you know why
 
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Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
I'm going to be lucky enough to be in the presence of Colin Firth at a Charity Screening in London tomorrow that he is introducing .... so I may just faint ..


So Angela, did you see him, did you faint? Is he grim like in this movie? And did he get your phone number
 
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I did see him ... I was sat about 8 feet from the stage .. he was GEORGOUS!!! Also not at all miserable, although quite serious when he came to talk about the Charity that the screening was in aid of. But he was quite funny actually, he has a lovely smile.
We took lots of photos but they're really terrible due to the rubbish lighting in the cinema.
Unfortunatly he arrived very late, (amusing story about being sped through London on the back of a motorcycle) we were supposed to get the opportunity to meet him before we went into the theatre but because he was late they ushered us all in so we just got to see him from a distance (although I was pretty close .. third row back, right in front of him). He didn't hang around to watch the film which was a little dissappointing. He wouldn't have got my number anyway since he's married to the luckiest Italian woman in the world .. and I do have some principles.
If anyone out there has become a fan of him because of this film, you should get hold of a copy of BBC's "Pride and Prejudice" which was made about 6 years ago .. he plays Mr. Darcy and was the inspriation for Mark Darcy in Helen Fielding's Book "Bridget Jones Diary", she apparently begged him to be in the film.

[This message has been edited by Angela Poynton (edited May 01, 2001).]
 
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Originally posted by Angela Poynton:
he's married to the luckiest Italian woman in the world .. and I do have some principles.


Oh well, never mind. You'll find a nice guy. I've seen, in life, when you stop hankering, you'll get everything you always wanted.
Did some searching; his ex-girlfriend Meg Tilly is cuter than his wife Livia Guiggioli
(It's funny how I can call someone's wife or girlfriend cute, if I don't know the someone. I would desist from calling my friends' wifes cute, just to stay away from trouble )
 
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I guess London people will be able to connect to the movie Instantly, like I Did. So any more London people here on this Board ??
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I'm from/in London, but I've not seen the movie. Yet.
Still not convinced about this Bridget Jones thing. Less so about Hugh Grant.
 
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Not Convinced about what ???
 
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George and I have had a bit of a discussion about this (We live close to one another and socialise occasionally), he isn't convinced about the women who run around saying "Oh I'm so like Bridget Jones ... she could be me!!" Is that right George??
I've tried explaining that most women see a part of themselves in her ... if anyone was that clumsey and stupid they'd either be dead or in an assylum. Personally I recoginised a lot of things when I read the book, and lots more when I saw the film... which is why I love it so much, there's nothing better than a character you can associate with. I don't think I AM Bridget Jones, just that in some ways I am quite like her!
As for Hugh Grant ... not sure whether he really doesn't see why women are attracted to him .. or if he's just jealous. Anyway I'll still choose Colin Firth over Hugh anyday!
 
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Yes,Angela. Almost all the female friends who have watched this movie come out saying the same thing. Its something like Friends or Ally Mcbeal where we know we have been in similar Situations. Makes these soaps or the movie just more beleivable. I would rather watch these as opposed to Star Trek or Robocop .
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