It’s Friday, so it’s time for another edition of Female Filmmaker Friday. Next week I might not post one because of TCMFF, but I think you guys can handle that. This week I’m going to talk about one of my all-time favorite films. There’s a lot to say about Bridget Jones’s Diary and I’m definitely not going to hit all the points; instead I’m just going to write about the aspects and scenes that have stuck with me over the years. I’ve seen this film a million times since it came out in theaters (it was one of the very first DVDs I ever owned) and I’ve also read the book(s). As much as I enjoyed them, this film is my favorite interpretation of the iconic Ms. Jones.
Spike: Hey, you couldn’t help me with an incredibly important decision, could you?
William: This is important in comparison to, let’s say, whether they should cancel third world debt?
Spike: That’s right. . .I’m at last going out on a date with the great Janine and I just want to be sure I’ve picked the right t-shirt.
William: What are the choices?
Spike: Well. . .wait for it. . .first there’s this one. . .Cool, huh?
William: Yes. . .might make it hard to strike a really romantic note.
Spike: Point taken. Don’t despair! If it’s romance we’re looking for, I believe I have just the thing!
William: Well, there again, she might not think you have true love on your mind.
Spike: Right. Just one more. [beat] True love, here I come!
William: Well, yeah, that’s, that’s perfect.
Spike: Thanks. Great. Wish me luck.
William: Good luck.
Quentin: So. . .expelled?
‘Young’ Carl: That’s right.
Quentin: What for?
‘Young’ Carl: I suppose smoking was the clincher.
Quentin: Drugs or cigarettes?
‘Young’ Carl: Well, both.
Quentin: Well done! Proud of you. So your mum sent you here in the hope that a little bracing sea air would sort you out?
‘Young’ Carl: Something like that.
Quentin: Spectacular mistake.