BBC Two: Viewers of Bridget Jones’ Diary call it “utter nonsense” as they compare the characters to “Keir Starmer” while others say it is a “masterpiece”
The word “classic” is often used when it comes to British films, especially at this time of year.
But there is one movie that we can not doubt fits the bill.
Bridget Jones’ Diary is a 2001 blockbuster film, based on the book by Helen Fielding.
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Since arriving on our screens and the two films that followed it since, the film has remained a favorite for many Brits and has truly earned the status of a modern classic.
However, reviews on Amazon suggest that it’s not as popular with everyone.
The film, of course starring Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth, tells the story of a single woman in her thirties trying to change her life while falling in love along the way.
A typical romantic comedy, it is rated 4.6 stars on Amazon.
Despite its cult following, many are unimpressed with the film with one review calling it a “cliché and boring film without depth.”
Several reviewers were disappointed with the same, writing: “I found the smoking and excessive foul language very off-putting.”
A very unimpressed viewer left a one-star review titled, “Pride and Prejudice for the End of the 20th Century.” God, I hope we will evolve from this.
They planned out the characters and the story, even writing, “Of course there’s also the ‘nice guy,’ someone who makes Keir Starmer seem warm, humorous and good about himself.”
One reviewer seems to have trouble with the film’s emphasis on a female-led narrative as it wrote, “Pure indulgence undiluted.” I knew women were crazy about themselves before that, but honestly I didn’t really know how crazy they were!
“Really, it was pretty obvious, unsubtle, and supremely self-indulgent. Very poor.’
Many described the blockbuster movie as “overrated”, “horrible” and “utterly absurd”.
However, the good outweighs the bad, as the majority of reviewers hail it as a “brilliant masterpiece”.
Despite what others have written, one impressed reviewer said, “I was so surprised, given how long this movie has been made, how current it remains.”
Another wrote: “It’s a real classic. . . when you’re depressed and can’t decide what to watch, it never fails to lift you up. A pure romantic and funny escape. ‘
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One viewer even went so far as to say, “One of the best movies of all time. Consistently underrated as a ‘girl’s movie’ when in reality it is rich in feminist commentary and portrays a 30-year-old single woman and somewhat flawed, imperfect, trying to navigate a society that does not entertain such women. women. “
Proving this title of a classic, one reviewer says, “I’ve watched this movie hundreds of times, but it always makes me laugh!”
Many critics qualify this film as “favorite”, saying that it is: “A must have at Christmas!” “
Do you agree with these reviews?
You can watch Being Bridget Jones on BBC Two on Thursday, December 30 at 10:50 p.m. ET.
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