History Literature / BridgetJones

28th May '16 9:11:00 PM toongrrl1990
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* AwfulWeddedLife: Bridget's parents, the Dad is too lazy to do much and the Mom is [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]] and impulsive; the Alconburys are nosy, bourgeois, and crass where the books have Geoffrey be a lecherous closeted gay or bisexual (the films just have him as a lech that gets away with feeling up Bridget's ass); the crass Smug Marrieds are implied to have sexless marriages with Woney being beaten down by Cosmo's leering at other women; Mark Darcy and his first wife only married for convenience and she cheated on him; Bridget's married friend Magda deals with her philandering husband in the first two books. All of them, excluding Bridget's Dad and the Darcy's, bug Bridget about getting married soon.



* CondescendingCompassion: Bridget and her friends remark on the attitudes towards Singletons held by mostly upper-middle class married peers of theirs who have earned the endearing moniker of "Smug Marrieds". Shazzer retorts that at [[DontYouDarePityMe least they aren't in unhappy marriages just for the sake of being married and that the single life is just another way of living]].

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* CondescendingCompassion: Bridget and her friends remark on the attitudes towards Singletons held by mostly upper-middle class married peers of theirs who have earned the endearing moniker of "Smug Marrieds". Shazzer retorts that at [[DontYouDarePityMe [[AwfulWeddedLife least they aren't in unhappy marriages just for the sake of being married [[DontYouDarePityMe and that the single life is just another way of living]].



-->'''Mr. Darcy: '''[[CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces Well-built girl]]! I like a woman with an arse you can park a bike in and balance a pint of beer on."

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-->'''Mr. Darcy: '''[[CurvesInAllTheRightPlaces Well-built girl]]! Oh marvelous, marvelous! Yes. Nice, healthy, well-built girl! Can't be doing with a girl that's just skin and bone. I like a woman with an arse you can park a bike in and balance rest a pint of beer on."on. Hmmm"]]



* HelloAttorney: Mark Darcy is a famous defense attorney who represents political refugees, and regarded as incredibly desirable by most women. Not his fiancée, alas.

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* HelloAttorney: Mark Darcy is a famous defense attorney who represents political refugees, and regarded as incredibly desirable by most women. Not his fiancée, alas.


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** On that note, Perpetua considers Bridget to be HollywoodThin, referring to her as having a "bony arse" which surprises Bridget.
7th Apr '16 2:09:37 AM 06tele
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* AssShove: In the first film, offscreen and consensual.
-->'''Bridget''': [''in bed with Daniel, post-sex''] Daniel, what you just did is actually illegal in several countries.
-->'''Daniel''': That is one of the reasons that I'm so thrilled to be living in Britain today.
27th Mar '16 10:45:28 AM Scabbard
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** At the end of the first film, half-dressed Bridget runs after Mark who seemingly left her when it's freezing. They're reunined, he hugs her and they kiss, it starts snowing and he covers her with his coat.

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** At the end of the first film, half-dressed Bridget runs after Mark who seemingly left her when it's freezing. They're reunined, reunited, he hugs her and they kiss, it starts snowing and he covers her with his coat.
26th Mar '16 6:09:56 PM Scabbard
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* PairTheSpares: Giles and Rebecca (loosely, since Giles and Bridget were never interested in each other romantically.)

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* PairTheSpares: Giles and Rebecca (loosely, since Giles and Bridget were never interested in each other romantically.)romantically).
26th Mar '16 5:19:01 PM Scabbard
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* RaceForYourLove: three times over the course of both movies; subverted twice, played straight once.

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* RaceForYourLove: three Three times over the course of both movies; subverted twice, played straight once.
26th Mar '16 5:02:55 PM Scabbard
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* PairTheSpares: Giles & Rebecca (loosely, since Giles and Bridget were never interested in each other romantically.)

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* PairTheSpares: Giles & and Rebecca (loosely, since Giles and Bridget were never interested in each other romantically.)
26th Mar '16 4:58:32 PM Scabbard
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* OneHitWonder: In-Universe example. James Callis plays one here. Tom retired in the mid-eighties upon discovering that one hit song was quite enough to get laid for all time..

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* OneHitWonder: In-Universe example. James Callis plays one here. Tom retired in the mid-eighties upon discovering that one hit song was quite enough to get laid for all time..time.
26th Mar '16 4:16:49 PM Scabbard
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* HolidayInCambodia: to Thailand, in the second book/film, complete with the drug charges. Played for drama, allowing Bridget to [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]] as she works to get herself free.

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* HolidayInCambodia: to To Thailand, in the second book/film, complete with the drug charges. Played for drama, allowing Bridget to [[TookALevelInBadass Take A Level In Badass]] as she works to get herself free.
26th Mar '16 9:04:00 AM Scabbard
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: and boy have they found one!

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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: and And boy have they found one!
12th Mar '16 2:15:35 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Bridget Jones's Diary''''' began as a newspaper column in The Independent in 1995, and ran on-and-off until 2006. Its earlier years were eventually collected / rewritten into two novels, one self-titled and the other subtitled ''The Edge Of Reason''. Both were eventually made into films starring Creator/ReneeZellweger in the title role. They focus primarily on Bridget's existence as a single, unwed thirty-something who is somewhat prone to exaggeration. She perceives herself as [[FatGirl overweight]], [[OldMaid over-aged]], dependent on self-help books, alcohol and cigarettes, and generally hopeless, the type who must fight "fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian." Nonetheless, she attempts to persevere as a self-assured, satisfied "Singleton" despite being increasingly surrounded by "Smug Marrieds" who seem to have turned ThisLoserIsYou into an artform.

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'''''Bridget ''Bridget Jones's Diary''''' Diary'' began as a newspaper column in The Independent ''The Independent'' in 1995, and ran on-and-off until 2006. Its earlier years were eventually collected / rewritten into two novels, one self-titled and the other subtitled ''The Edge Of Reason''. Both were eventually made into films starring Creator/ReneeZellweger in the title role. They focus primarily on Bridget's existence as a single, unwed thirty-something who is somewhat prone to exaggeration. She perceives herself as [[FatGirl overweight]], [[OldMaid over-aged]], dependent on self-help books, alcohol and cigarettes, and generally hopeless, the type who must fight "fears of dying alone and being found three weeks later half-eaten by an Alsatian." Nonetheless, she attempts to persevere as a self-assured, satisfied "Singleton" despite being increasingly surrounded by "Smug Marrieds" who seem to have turned ThisLoserIsYou into an artform.
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