May 11, 2001

Bridget Jones's Diary

bridget V.v.v. funny. When I first heard that Renee Zellweger had landed the role of Miss Jones, I (like everyone else) assumed this was the worst casting mistake of all time. Surprisingly, Zellweger turned out to have all sorts of untapped acting chops, and a spot-on English accent. I also find Ms. Zellweger much more sexy when she put on the extra weight to play Jones. Of course, Zellweger was nominated for an Academy Award for this comedic role, followed by nominations for her work in a musical (Chicago) and a straight drama (Cold Mountain). (Showcase Cinemas Randolph)