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Reviewed on 1/5/2008...
The Wedding Date: This is a very fun movie! Have watched it several times and have ordered the widescreen version too. I'm not known to be a big Debra Messing fan overall, but she was very good in this, not entirely like her Will and Grace persona. The rest of the cast does not disappoint either: Dermot Mulroney is never hard to take with his dark good looks and deep sexy voice. Not an award winning actor, but who's counting? Amy Adams is great as the competitive, destructive, but contrite sister. The rest of the cast are super too. The English countryside is gorgeous, the glimpses into British life enticing. The camera work and mood are very compelling and the storyline is quite fun, well rounded and does not fizzle at the end. The music alone makes this movie worth seeing. All in all, I recommend it highly for a fun escapist, fairytale ending guaranteed kind of flick. Not necessarily just a chick flick in my husband's opinion, who also enjoys watching it.
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.
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