History Literature / BridgetJones

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.]]
11th Sep '17 8:07:50 AM Noraneko
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** 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.]]

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** 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. Bridget also marries Mark in the film and confirms his paternity to her child instead of choosing to be a single mother and moving in with Daniel (her child's father) as in the columns.]]
11th Sep '17 7:59:35 AM Noraneko
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* AdaptationalCurves: Inverted with Bridget, as it appears from the stills from the 3rd film. Whereas ReneeZellweger previously put on weight for the first two movies so she'd look rounder like a regular person, the [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/22/bridget-jones-diary-director-on-why-renee-zellweger-slender 3rd film stills]] show a Bridget that's as slim as Zellweger during her Film/{{Chicago}} days.

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* AdaptationalCurves: Inverted with Bridget, as it appears from Bridget in the stills from third film, showing her far thinner than she's been in the 3rd film. films or books. Whereas ReneeZellweger previously put on weight for the first two movies so she'd look rounder like a regular person, the [[http://www.ew.com/article/2015/12/22/bridget-jones-diary-director-on-why-renee-zellweger-slender 3rd film stills]] but ''Bridget Jones' Baby'' show a Bridget that's as slim as Zellweger during her Film/{{Chicago}} days.days, with only an offhand comment explaining that she finally made it to her ideal weight.
18th Aug '17 12:26:34 PM Noraneko
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* DoubleStandard: Dealt with frequently.



* DoubleStandard: Dealt with frequently.

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* DoubleStandard: Dealt DowntimeDowngrade: Despite having apparently worked out their differences in the second film, the third film opens with frequently.the reveal that Bridget and Mark not only broke up between movies, but he also married another woman in the interim.


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* TrueLoveIsBoring: Bridget gets together with OneTrueLove Mark Darcy at the end of the first installment of the series, only to spend the sequel trying to keep their relationship working as conflict after conflict appears and her own friends are encouraging them to break up. The third film deals with an DowntimeDowngrade OffscreenBreakup leaving Bridget single and alone while Mark marries another woman in the interim, though they do divorce as Bridget rekindles her relationship with Mark -- only for it to be her turn to have a third party thrown in the mix. [[spoiler:Which is still a better fate than Mark faces in the third ''book'', where he was [[DroppedABridgeOnHim killed off before the events of the novel]] and Bridget alternates between reliving her grief over his death and learning to date again.]]
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