Capsule Review: "Bridget Jones' Diary"

by Eric Melin on April 13, 2001

in Print Reviews

Texan Rene Zellweger pulled off the English accent required for this role perfectly. It took awhile for me to get used to seeing her as a British woman, but the movie’s brisk pace and very funny dialogue helped. I have to confess, I like Hugh Grant a lot. I’m a big Monty Python fan, so I love offbeat British humor anyway. Some people think he acts the same way in every role. I don’t think that’s necessarily true, although he’s almost always very witty. Here he plays a real jerk, and as usual, he’s hilarious. “Bridget Jones” does take a little too-familiar turn at the end, but after all, it’s a romantic comedy, what do you expect? The genre itself almost requires a certain adherance to a little bit of cheese. I laughed a lot, and I wanted her to get the guy, so it worked for me.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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