Love Actually Definitely Maybe Bridget Jones's Diary

  |  Buy to Own: 06/10/2008
  |  338 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Triple set of romantic comedies. In 'Love Actually' (2003,), eight stories involving the love lives of more than a dozen characters are brought together over one Christmas and climax on Christmas Eve; from the recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), the failing marriage of Karen (Emma Thompson) and Harry (Alan Rickman), the aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to get paid (and laid if possible), through to the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) falling for a member of Number 10's staff (Martine McCutcheon). The film was another box-office success for the filmmakers and stars a host of British talent and celebrities. In 'Definitely Maybe' (2008), Will Hayes (Ryan Reynolds) is a 30-something father who is in the middle of a divorce when his 10-year-old daughter, Maya (Abigail Breslin), asks him to describe his life before he married her mother. For Maya, Will recounts his past as an ambitious young politician. He also recalls relationships he had with three very different women, changing their names so Maya has to guess who the woman is that her father finally married. Is her mother Will's college sweetheart, Emily (Elizabeth Banks)? Or his longtime best friend and confidante, April (Isla Fisher)? Or is she the free-spirited and ambitious journalist, Summer (Rachel Weisz)? In 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (2001), Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is the 1990s British everywoman: single, weight-obsessed, and very probably drunk on mid-price white wine. Her life goes from middling to worse when she embarks on a doomed affair with silver-tongued boss Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). In the background lurks a literal Mr Darcy (Colin Firth), a seemingly cold lawyer who keeps crossing Bridget's path but whose precise intentions are hard for her to divine. All the while Bridget records her lurches across life's highway in the eponymous diary, as an attempt to take control of her tragi-comic life.