History Literature / BridgetJones

10th Jun '17 10:17:23 PM Chariset
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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 [[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]].

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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 [[AwfulWeddedLife least they aren't in unhappy marriages just for the sake of being married married]] [[DontYouDarePityMe and that the single life is just another way of living]].
28th May '17 4:43:22 PM toongrrl1990
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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Bridget's rivals for Mark's affections are always classy and slender brunettes, but Mark truly loves the pudgy, blond Bridget. Daniel puts this UpToEleven in the third film, where his funeral reveals that he has countless old paramours, all of whom are young and blond.

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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Bridget's rivals for Mark's affections are always classy and slender brunettes, but Mark truly loves the pudgy, curvy, blond Bridget. Daniel puts this UpToEleven in the third film, where his funeral reveals that he has countless old paramours, all of whom are young and blond.
27th May '17 5:34:10 PM nombretomado
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** Pam expresses a sense of loneliness in her marriage and even when it comes to her relationship to her daughter and husband; her boyfriend is adapted from a con artist to merely a jerk with a spray tan that make [[JerseyShore Snooki]] gasp.

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** Pam expresses a sense of loneliness in her marriage and even when it comes to her relationship to her daughter and husband; her boyfriend is adapted from a con artist to merely a jerk with a spray tan that make [[JerseyShore [[Series/JerseyShore Snooki]] gasp.
25th May '17 8:35:07 AM Noraneko
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* BabiesEverAfter: Bridget at the end of the third movie [[spoiler:with Mark, the father, now her husband.]]
25th May '17 8:18:29 AM Noraneko
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** Daniel was apparently on the road to becoming this in the third film, where many of the mourners at his funeral are thin, attractive blond models half his age.


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* EveryoneLovesBlondes: Bridget's rivals for Mark's affections are always classy and slender brunettes, but Mark truly loves the pudgy, blond Bridget. Daniel puts this UpToEleven in the third film, where his funeral reveals that he has countless old paramours, all of whom are young and blond.
25th May '17 7:58:58 AM Noraneko
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** In the middle of the third film, Bridget goes from having two suitors to zero, gets fired, has her card eaten by a cashpoint machine, loses her bags, and gets locked out of her apartment in the rain. Fortunately both Mark and Jack are there to get her to the hospital when her water breaks.



** The third film ignores the third book and instead follows the MamasBabyPapasMaybe storyline from the columns, with newcomer Jack replacing Daniel as the other possible father (as Hugh Grant turned down a role in the film) [[spoiler:and keeps both Mark and Bridget's father alive instead of keeping both of their deaths from the books.]]



* DemotedToExtra: Bridget's friends play a large role in both the books and the films. In the third film, they only appear in a couple of scenes and are more or less replaced by Miranda, Briget's younger thirtysomething coworker.



* 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, in a short span of time, becomes pregnant, and is unsure who the father of her baby is. [[spoiler:In the column, the baby isn't Mark's, but he 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, 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 isn't Mark's, turns out to be Daniel's, but he Mark marries Bridget and takes care of the baby anyway. In the film, the child is Mark's.]]



* MyBiologicalClockIsTicking: Downplayed with Bridget in the third film, who frequently comments on her own spinsterhood, looks longingly at children, and notes that all of her friends were married with children before her. Her turning down an abortion when she does get pregnant is due to the realization that she may never get the chance again.



** Jack in the third film, as a RomanticRunnerUp.

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** Jack in the third film, as a RomanticRunnerUp.RomanticRunnerUp, as few seriously believed that Bridget would end up with him instead of Mark.
25th May '17 7:45:51 AM Noraneko
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* BusCrash: In the third film, Daniel Cleaver is missing, presumed dead in a plane crash. [[spoiler:Subverted in the one-year later epilogue when a newspaper article reveals that he survived.]]

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* BusCrash: In the third film, Daniel Cleaver is missing, presumed dead in a plane crash. crash, as Hugh Grant turned down appearing in the film. [[spoiler:Subverted in the one-year later epilogue when a newspaper article reveals that he survived.Daniel survived and was found alive.]]



* TheCameo: Ed Sheeran has a rather gratuitous cameo in the third film.



* DisposableFiance: Mark has a disposable ''wife'' in the third movie who we don't get to know at all, and who is quickly brushed aside as wanting to divorce Mark so that Mark and Bridget can get back together.



* HopelessSuitor: Jack in the third film. He clearly adores Bridget and wants the baby, but Bridget and Mark have just too much history and chemistry. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop him from amicably becoming a groom at the wedding of Bridget and Mark and adoring Bridget's son, though.]]



* IWantGrandkids: Bridget's mother in the third film feels this way and constantly reminds Bridget of her advancing age and lack of children.



* 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, in a short span of time, becomes pregnant, and is unsure who the father of her baby is. [[spoiler:In the column, the baby isn't Mark's, but he marries Bridget and takes care of the baby anyway. In the film, the child is Mark's.]]



** 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.
* MeetCute: Jack and Bridget in the third film, when Jack rescues her from a pile of mud and puts her shoe back on her foot like she's Cinderella.



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%% * OvenLogicOvenLogic: Bridget burns a meal for friends this way, leading Mark to have to help fix it.



** Alice gives a short one to Bridget in the third film as to why she deserves to be fired. Bridget assumes that it's because she's pregnant and older than Alice, while Alice fires back that Bridget humiliated the station on a number of occasions.



** Jack in the third film, as a RomanticRunnerUp.



** Bridget constantly worries about her weight. And unless she's well below average height for a white Brit, the weights she writes down are within or only slightly over the 'healthy' range.

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** Bridget constantly worries about her weight. And unless she's well below average height for a white Brit, the weights she writes down are within or only slightly over the 'healthy' range. In the second novel, she strives to go down to her ideal weight, and does so... only for her friends to observe with worry that she looks unhealthy and not like herself.


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** By the third film, it was unlikely to expect Renee Zellweger to gain weight again for the role, so she keeps her Hollywood slenderness with the HandWave that she is finally at her ideal weight.


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* WomanInWhite: Bridget accidentally wears all white to an outdoor music festival in the third movie and promptly falls into a pile of mud.
24th May '17 1:57:51 PM 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.)]]
24th May '17 1:54:26 PM Noraneko
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* DownerBeginning: The third film opens with Bridget lamenting her being an old spinster, with the reveal that she and Mark broke up off-screen years ago between films due to their character differences. Not to mention that Daniel is dead [[spoiler:[[NeverFoundTheBody or so]] [[TheStinger we think]]]].



* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Only slightly alluded to in the 3rd movie when Bridget finds herself pregnant, when she is asked by a friend what she'll do now, she says that it could be the last chance she has to be a Mother. So the topic of abortion is turned down because she isn't a girl aanymore.

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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Only slightly alluded to in the 3rd movie when Bridget finds herself pregnant, when she is asked by a friend what she'll do now, she says that it could be the last chance she has to be a Mother. So the topic of abortion is turned down because she isn't a girl aanymore.anymore.


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* HappyEndingOverride: Though Mark and Bridget are happily together at the end of the second film, the third film opens not only with Bridget wallowing in singledom, but Mark married to another woman, with their breakup off-screen and in the past due to what Bridget describes as emotional deficiencies on Mark's part. Presumably this is so [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe the paternity question]] can occur without Bridget cheating on Mark, and the narrative quickly shoos out Mark's wife regardless.


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* NeverFoundTheBody: The beginning of the third film deals with Daniel's funeral in a bush plane accident, though his body was never found. [[spoiler:Naturally, he's found alive later, as shown in a newspaper article.]]


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* TheStinger: [[spoiler:The third film opens with Daniel's apparent death, but the final shot is of a newspaper article declaring that he was found alive after all.]]
22nd May '17 1:23:49 AM sanders2192
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* AssKicksYou: Bridget inadvertently invokes this trope by [[spoiler: taking out the cameraman with her bottom as she slides inelegantly down the fireman's pole!]]
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