History Literature / BridgetJones

25th Jan '18 11:10:03 PM lakingsif
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A third Bridget Jones film was released in 2016, with Patrick Dempsey co-starring. A [[http://www.digitalspy.com.au/showbiz/news/a456577/bridget-jones-new-book-announced-by-helen-fielding.html third novel]], subtitled ''Mad About the Boy'' was published in October 2013.

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A third Bridget Jones film was released in 2016, with Patrick Dempsey Creator/PatrickDempsey co-starring. A [[http://www.digitalspy.com.au/showbiz/news/a456577/bridget-jones-new-book-announced-by-helen-fielding.html third novel]], subtitled ''Mad About the Boy'' was published in October 2013.
26th Dec '17 11:23:19 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* HollywoodBeautyStandards:
** Bridget is already an attractive woman with a sex appeal that turns on [[ReallyGetsAround Daniel]], and when she joins "Sit Up Britain", both the reporting job and her looks land her in this trope.
** Daniel becomes one in the 2nd film when he becomes the "Smooth Guide" host.



* HotScoop: Bridget is already an attractive woman with a sex appeal that turns on [[ReallyGetsAround Daniel]], and when she joins "Sit Up Britain", both the reporting job and her looks land her in this trope.
** Daniel becomes a male version in the 2nd film when he becomes the "Smooth Guide" host.
20th Dec '17 3:26:02 PM toongrrl1990
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* BestFriendsInLaw: Bridget's and Mark's parents are long-time friends and have the interest of setting their kids together. [[spoiler: They eventually succeed]].



* CoolLoser: Further explained under ThisLoserIsYou. Bridget doesn't have much luck in maintaining romantic attachments with non "fuckwit" guys and is really hard on herself due to people nagging her about her single status and a culture that reveres cool, collected, thin couture-clad slyphs, she is also a great friend who is a pleasure at parties.

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* CoolLoser: Further explained under ThisLoserIsYou. Bridget doesn't have much luck in maintaining romantic attachments with non "fuckwit" guys and is really hard on herself due to people nagging her about her single status and a culture that reveres cool, collected, thin couture-clad slyphs, she is also a great friend who is a pleasure at parties.parties and is considered pretty sexy by guys who know her.


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* HotScoop: Bridget is already an attractive woman with a sex appeal that turns on [[ReallyGetsAround Daniel]], and when she joins "Sit Up Britain", both the reporting job and her looks land her in this trope.
** Daniel becomes a male version in the 2nd film when he becomes the "Smooth Guide" host.
2nd Dec '17 2:22:21 AM captainpat
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* HotScoop: Bridget becomes this trope when she is hired at "Sit Up Britain" and was even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] when she is promoted as the DistaffCounterpart to the "Smooth Guide."
28th Nov '17 6:08:40 PM nombretomado
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* LondonTown: The kind of world with a lot of white-collar professionals, journalists, publicists, bankers, barristers, and [[UpperClassTwit Smug Married couples]].
23rd Nov '17 7:19:05 AM Berrenta
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* AerithAndBob: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the third book when Bridget wonders why her children, Mabel and Billy, go to school with classmates who are all called Cosmata, Thelonius, Atticus, etc.

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* AerithAndBob: AerithAndBob:
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[[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] in the third book when Bridget wonders why her children, Mabel and Billy, go to school with classmates who are all called Cosmata, Thelonius, Atticus, etc.



* AlwaysVSexy: In the first book, Bridget lived in an apartment block with a very beautiful woman named Vanessa. At one point, this trope makes Bridget assume the un-addressed Valentine card in the hallway must be for Vanessa; but is horribly embarrassed when Vanessa opens it and it's Daniel Cleaver's Valentine for Bridget.
18th Sep '17 5:13:52 AM JamesAustin
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* AdaptationalCurves: Inverted with Bridget in the third film, showing her far thinner than she's been in the films or books. Whereas ReneeZellweger previously put on weight for the first two movies so she'd look rounder like a regular person, but ''Bridget Jones' Baby'' show a Bridget that's as slim as Zellweger during her Film/{{Chicago}} days, with only an offhand comment explaining that she finally made it to her ideal weight.

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* AdaptationalCurves: Inverted with Bridget in the third film, showing her far thinner than she's been in the films or books. Whereas ReneeZellweger Creator/ReneeZellweger previously put on weight for the first two movies so she'd look rounder like a regular person, but in ''Bridget Jones' Baby'' show a Bridget that's is as slim as Zellweger during her Film/{{Chicago}} ''Film/{{Chicago}}'' days, with only an offhand comment explaining that she finally made it to her ideal weight.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bridget is sweet and kind-hearted along with being played by blonde film {{Ingenue}} ReneeZellweger in the films.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Bridget is sweet and kind-hearted along with being played by blonde film {{Ingenue}} ReneeZellweger Creator/ReneeZellweger in the films.



* InnocentBlueEyes: Bridget, as played by ReneeZellweger in the films. She has very blue eyes to match her sweet nature and she's the protagonist.

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* InnocentBlueEyes: Bridget, as played by ReneeZellweger Creator/ReneeZellweger in the films. She has very blue eyes to match her sweet nature and she's the protagonist.
11th Sep '17 8:28:19 AM Noraneko
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* PragmaticAdaptation: The third film is the only one not adapted from a book (wisely stepping around [[spoiler:Mark Darcy's death in the final novel]]), instead adapted from a series of columns, but does so easily, though not without some pragmatism [[spoiler:(Notably, in the end Bridget's baby is indeed Mark's, whereas it was another man's in the columns, with Mark choosing to take care of it and marry Bridget regardless. Presumably this would not be received well with all viewers, and the filmmakers decided on a neater ending.)]]

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* PragmaticAdaptation: The third film is the only one not adapted from a book (wisely stepping around [[spoiler:Mark Darcy's death in the final novel]]), instead adapted from a series of columns, but does so easily, though not without some pragmatism [[spoiler:(Notably, in the end Bridget's baby is indeed Mark's, whereas it was another man's in the columns, with Mark choosing offering to take care of it regardless, though she turns him down and marry Bridget regardless.instead moves in with Daniel as more of a single mother. Presumably this would not be received well with all viewers, and the filmmakers decided on a neater ending.)]]
11th Sep '17 8:23:18 AM Noraneko
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** The third film has Alice Peabody, a young woman in charge of reinvigorating the studio, and who is rumored to fire anyone younger than her. Bridget wonders who ''isn't'' younger than her. She belittles Bridget and is overly aggressive in her pursuit of more interesting news, though she's shown in the end to be not so rough around the edges.

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** The third film has Alice Peabody, a young woman in charge of reinvigorating the studio, and who is rumored to fire anyone younger older than her. Bridget wonders who ''isn't'' younger older than her. She belittles Bridget and is overly aggressive in her pursuit of more interesting news, though she's shown in the end to be not so rough around the edges.
11th Sep '17 8:22:02 AM Noraneko
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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: The plot of the third film, based on a series of columns by Fielding, revolves around this: Bridget sleeps with two men, one of them Mark Darcy (the other being Daniel in the column and Jack in the film) in a short span of time, becomes pregnant, and is unsure who the father of her baby is. [[spoiler:In the column, the baby turns out to be Daniel's, but Mark marries Bridget and takes care of the baby anyway. In the film, the child is Mark's.]]

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: The plot of the third film, based on a series of columns by Fielding, revolves around this: Bridget sleeps with two men, one of them Mark Darcy (the other being Daniel in the column and Jack in the film) in a short span of time, becomes pregnant, and is unsure who the father of her baby is. [[spoiler:In the column, the baby turns out to be Daniel's, but Mark marries Bridget and takes offers to take care of the baby anyway. In the film, the child is Mark's.]]
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