Thursday, September 03, 2009

Movie review: Bridget Jones's Diary

Continuing on our kick of all things Jane Austen, we watched Bridget Jones's Diary last night. For those who aren't aware of the connection, the plot is loosely (oh, SO loosely) based on the plot of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

For starters, I knew that the movie starred Renee Zellweger, but I had no idea she'd be doing a British accent. The opening voice-over was painful, but either her accent got better or I got sucked into the story well enough that I stopped paying attention.

I'm discovering an unreasonable love for Colin Firth, and he just does make a fabulous Mr. Darcy, no matter what era he's playing. :) But my true excitement in watching this was discovering that James Callis (a.k.a. Dr. Gaius Baltar of BSG) was in the movie. Literally, I was squeeing. :)

We've been coming up with lots of silly reference to Jane Austen stuff, and we pretty much mock the characters whenever we watch a movie based on one of her books. Because the characters are pretty laughable. We also like to make connections between the actors and actresses and other stuff they've done. But on the heels of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and factoring in the actors in Bridget Jones's Diary, Jeremy came up with another good one...

Pride and Prejudice and Cylons

Because seriously? Lady Catherine de Bourgh is totally a Cylon. :) Cylons just ruin everything.

(Cylon Plushie Keychain by

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