Working Title Romance Collection

25/12/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 25/12/2007
  |  747 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

A collection of popular British romantic comedies from Working Title studios. 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' (1993) established Hugh Grant as Hollywood's favourite bumbling Brit and garnered Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Richard Curtis' screenplay. In 'Notting Hill' (1999), an unlikely romance springs between Anna Scott (Julia Roberts), the world's most famous movie star, and divorcee William Thacker (Grant) who owns an ailing travel bookstore in his local neighbourhood of Notting Hill. Grant takes the lead role as aimless, commitment-shy, 30-something Will in the adaptation of Nick Hornby's bestseller 'About a Boy' (2002). Richard Curtis turns his hand to directing 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. 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (2001) stars Renee Zellweger as 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 (Grant). In the film's sequel, 'Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason' (2004), having finally found the perfect man in gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Firth), 30-something ex-singleton Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is now faced with the even bigger challenge of keeping him. Whilst 'Wimbledon' (2004) tells the story of a washed-up tennis player (Paul Bettany) who scores a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon championship and finds his game reinvigorated after he meets one of the top American female stars (Kirsten Dunst).