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#1: Bridget Jones Diary 2: The Edge of Reason

Film Title: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

1 January 2014

I’ve never seen this in full and so on New Year’s day, just as I was thinking that my year was going to start in a wreck, I managed to find this on HBO.
This one’s not a hard one to find, but in it’s simple plot and witty dialogue about a thirty-something former Singleton being totally overwhelmed by couplehood, I find my self elated. I can actually relate to her character even when she was a singleton and I was no longer one.

Bridget Jones 2 begins on New Years day, when everyone is invited to her aunt’s Turkey buffet and today she finds herself in appropriate clothing: still in a knitted sweater that looks cheesy but doesn’t entirely make her feel alone since it’s the same knitted sweater that was knitted by her hopeful future mother-in-law. And her boyfriend, the dashing Mr Darcy is also wearing one.

She’s still committed to the same things: to snog, to quit smoking, and to have a better career. To watch this film makes me want to do things: to quit smoking, to snog whenever I want and I can with the one I love, and to get a better career.

We still find her entangled with the same old bastard issues with Daniel Cleaver, but here we find a new issue when she finds herself jealous with Mr Darcy’s new colleague: the beautiful Jacinda Barrett.

Its fun to watch. Isn’t too bad. Directed by Beeban Kidron, screenplay by Richard Curtis (Four Weddings and a Funeral and all those other great British romcoms), Andrew Davies (Sense and Sensibility) and Adam Brooks (Wimbledon).

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TFMC #493: Love, Actually

I didn’t post this just now because I’m bitter and single. Well, just ignore what I said as well if that wasn’t what you were thinking. But anyway, since I got laid back from posting accurately due to some duties that I had to do, I can assure you though that I have not stopped watching movies. Hence, with or without a date, I watched one of the most romantic movies in whole universe.

#493: Love, Actually (Feb. 14, 2011)

Written and directed by Richard Curtis. Starring a cast of British and American actors including Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Keira Knightly, Martine McCutcheon, Hugh Grant, Kris Marshall, Heike Makatsch, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Eijofor, Andrew Lincoln, and the super hotness Rodrigo Santino. I’ve seen this a lot of times already but since my dvd only reads original discs and divx, I picked this for my valentine movie instead.

And yes, this blog was supposedly done on Monday but like I keep mentioning to you (whoever you are out there) I’m a busy person.

Anyways, Love, Actually is a great film to watch fresh. When I say fresh, I mean it like how we filipinos like eating our pandesals: hot and freshly served with butter or any other palamans you could think of stuffing into a pandesal. Never google it nor check it out on wikipedia or at for it’s summary. And for the sake of this statement, I am not going to give you a summary of this film.