Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Romantic Favorites Collection |
Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason / About a Boy / Love Actually / Notting Hill
Actors: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Colin Firth, Renée Zellweger, Liam Neeson
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Music Video & Concerts
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S A A. (Learned2Heal)
Reviewed on 8/13/2008...
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason: This is a du-umb and bo-oring movie. A huge disappointment, because I really liked the first Bridget Jones. This movie has no redeeming characteristics other than getting to watch Renee Zwellweger, Hugh Grant and/or Colin Firth. If you happen to be a huge fan of one or more of them and merely gazing upon their countenance (no matter how shoddy the vehicle) is a turn-on, well, then go for it! As for me, this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I tend to lean towards optimism and generally like to finish even bad books and movies, always hoping that perhaps somewhere along the line they will improve and make the experience at least somewhat worthwhile - but not this one. I gave up and packed it in about 2/3 of the way through. A giant, irritating snore of a movie.
Love Actually: One of my all-time favorites, and my husband's too. A real feel-good movie. Nothing complicated, but very watchable and fun. Interesting and varied story lines and a truly superb cast.
Notting Hill: Not great.
About a Boy: Superb movie! Great cast, great plot line, great narration and the best Hugh Grant movie ever!!! In fact, in an interview, he said that, of all the roles he's played, this character is the closest to his own persona. That's very interesting, because it is not your standard Hugh Grant fare. Very different flavor coming through here.
This is one of those movies you can watch again and again. Even the score is excellent! You can't have my copy, but you've gotta see this movie! :)
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Hugh Grant x 4 - or - Love, British Style
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THE ROMANTIC FAVORITES COLLECTION (from UNIVERSAL) is comprised of four quite popular British-based films that humorously explore several aspects of love. Transfer quality of these single-title DVDs is "top shelf." A must-have for Hugh Grant fans!
ABOUT A BOY-- Best Screenplay Oscar-nominated story of a wealthy but selfishly irresponsible fellow (Will) who pretends to be a single parent so that he can hit on women at support group meetings. Through one of these relationships, Will meets a 12-year-old (Marcus) who is struggling in school. His efforts at helping Marcus teach Will how to be a better man.
BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON-- The sequel to "Bridget Jones's Diary" has her relationship with lawyer Mark Darcy fallen on hard times after only a month. Bridget travels to Thailand with her ex-boss (and love interest), and while there she lands in jail after an international incident. Will Mark come to her rescue?
LOVE ACTUALLY-- Explores the ups and downs in the love lives of 12 different people during the month or so prior to Christmas. Some of the stories intersect. The engrossing script is deftly handled by a superior cast-- includes several great cameos.
NOTTING HILL-- An unassuming British bookshop owner has two chance meetings with a glamorous and famous American actress and for both of them it's love-at-first sight (or second).
THE ROMANTIC COMEDY COLLECTION (from WARNER HOME VIDEO) is a triple-feature of circa-2005 movies that star Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, John Cusack, Jennifer Anniston and others.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(7.4) About a Boy (UK/USA/France/Germany-2002) - Hugh Grant/Nicholas Hoult/Sharon Small/Toni Collette
(5.6) Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (UK/France/Germany/Ireland/USA-2004) - Renée Zellweger/Colin Firth/Gemma Jones/Jim Broadbent/Hugh Grant (minor role: Michelle Lee)
(7.8) Love Actually (UK/USA-2003) - Colin Firth/Emma Thompson/Liam Neeson/Keira Knightley/Bill Nighy (minor roles: Hugh Grant/Laura Linney/Alan Rickman/Claudia Schiffer/Billy Bob Thornton/Denise Richards/Rowan Atkinson)
(6.9) Notting Hill (UK/USA-1999) - Julia Roberts/Hugh Grant/Richard McCabe (uncredited: Alec Baldwin/Matthew Modine)"
Of course this won't play in an Australian DVD player
S. Woodford | 12/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Because it's a Region 1 DVD. It's clearly marked in the item listing. For Australia, you need Region 4 DVD's. It's no fault of Amazon, or of the product manufacturer. It's simply the way DVD's work."
Good but not exactly what I thought
C. Foti | new jersey | 01/28/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I got this primarily to get "Love Actually" the rest was just bonus for the price. But I did find it odd that it is the sequel to Bridget Jones. Why put a sequel in a box set without its original?
Anyway quality was good and I don't regret the purchase but now I need to go get the original cause it just feels silly not to at this point."