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As you wish - The Princess Bride

As you wish - The Princess Bride

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My Saturday in a nutshell.

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My Saturday in a nutshell.

Bridget Jones’s Diary - 2001 - Sharon Maguire

No, I like you very much. Just as you are. 

Rating: Four

Oh a classic for the many girls out there. A chick flick we can all enjoy. Hoorah for Bridget Jones and her horrible love life! Bridget Jones’s Diary is based on a novel which is based on a newspaper column written by the same author, so when it was released the character of the thirty-something loveable wreck was well and truly on the map. But the map got so much larger (like those ‘knickers’) and we all now know about that ‘verbally incontinent spinster who drinks like a fish, smokes like a chimney, and dresses like her mother’.
It’s unbelievable that Renee Zellweger is not British, she does it so well. Hugh Grant is his sleazy, charming self. And Colin Firth is a modern Mr Darcy - in so many ways. 
Cringing at the rom-com plot? Wincing at the humour? Go ahead, this is your shameless block of chocolate whilst watching telly in your pyjamas. 

Exactly. I mean there’s been all these bloody hints and stuff, but has he ever actually stuck his tongue down your fucking throat?

Classy Bridget - Bridget Jones’s Diary 

Classy Bridget - Bridget Jones’s Diary 

A sad film about a sad time in Germany’s history - The Reader

A sad film about a sad time in Germany’s history - The Reader

The Young Victoria - 2009 - Jean-Marc Vallée

Look at that demure little head. And all of us wondering what’s inside it. 

Rating: Three and a half. 

Raise your hands if you enjoy a good period drama. Raise them again if you enjoy a spot of English romance. And raise them once more if you liked this film. Thought so. 
It’s pretty hard to enjoy ‘period, romantic’ dramas and not enjoy this film. It’s full to the brim with Englishisms and makes us all want to smile whenever we see the man beauty that is Rupert Friend enter a room. Emily Blunt also plays a somewhat fantastic role in this film, she brings grace, humanity and a childish approach to role of Queen Victoria, which somehow makes us believe in the film that little bit more. 
The costumes are amazing, the sets (all filmed in England, gosh!) are breathtaking and every single of the actors are fantastic. Jolly fantastic! Take the King of England, Victoria’s mother, the evil nasty advisor, the Prime Minister, the ladies in waiting and even the nanny. All blood great. But the point is that they all play a role that helps to combine serious historical drama with romance and human interactions. Take my word for it. If you didn’t enjoy the lacy frilly fashions of the 1800’s, you will now. Bonnet anyone?

 Do you ever feel like a chess piece yourself? In a game being played against your will. 

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