|Mark in his famous reindeer jumper.|
There is so much more that can be said about these great books. People often discredit them, but for being one of the hallmarks in chick lit and modernizations of a classic, Fielding managed to write a funny little novel with an awful lot of depth before anyone else had even dabbled in this kind of writing. (Even when said humor came in the form of giant pants!)
How then can I not mention the music. This is yet another soundtrack that I own and have listened to about a million times. The music in the film ranged from the silly, "It's Raining Men" to the sad "All By Myself," with plenty of songs filled with romantic longing in between. One of my favorites was the song "Out of Reach," which is included at a pretty dramatic moment in the movie when we believe that Bridget has lost someone she really had grown to love. Here's a taste:
The fact is, this is one of those movies that just makes me smile. I love Colin Firth, I love Hugh Grant, and I thought that Renee Zellweger did an amazing job in the first film. If you've been a singleton past the age of 25, these books and movies address some of the funny, insecure moments we've all had. If not, then you'll just have to trust us. If you've really never seen it before, here's the official trailer:
Now excuse me while I pick up an old friend and tradition and go re-read Bridget Jones's Diary!
* Fiction, to Film, to Fantastic Music Friday is my own little weekly post. The premise is just to share my favorite books made into film, with amazing soundtracks to boot. There might even be times where it's just a great film and soundtrack, or great book and film. Either way, join in if you would like!