Movie of the Week: Bridget Jones’s Baby


Hey people! How are you?! Cool? I had a blast last night, when I went to the movies to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby, which was totally unexpected! I have to admit that I was very sceptic about this movie, and I was not planning to go see it, but then my sister wanted and needed a fun comedy to watch, and we ended up going last night, and oh boy, it was funny as hell. I will risk saying that it was the FUNNIEST of the 3 Bridget Jones‘s  movies.

To start, I was worried about how they would spin the story so that Bridget was not with Mark anymore and how they would explain that, but they did explain it, it made sense and it was sad as hell, but understandable nonetheless.

The actually dilemma of the movie was also well done and the humour in the plot was off the charts. I loved the interactions of the characters and how, even though a lot of time has passed, they are still very much the same old characters we know.

I’m gonna say it again: I loved the humour! This was the type of hilarious that had me twisting my legs and cursing the water I had just drank. THAT FUNNY!

I have to admit that I was rooting for Mark since before I saw the movie, because the story wouldn’t make sense to me otherwise, but I have to admit that I did like Jack, and I was super happy with the resolution of the movie.

I was initially a bit on the fence also about the age of the cast. Nothing wrong with these actors or their ages, don’t get me wrong. But I do think they’re a bit over the age for romantic comedies… sorry. But I have to say: IT WORKEDRenée Zellweger looks good in the movie, and she looks normal, which is a great thing. I love Colin Firth, so I can’t say a bad thing about him to be honest. And Patrick Dempsey is very much still Dr. McDreamy, right? Emma Thompson as Dr. Rawlings is a scene stealer though, she’s spectacular! Sarah Solemani is another show stealer, she’s amazing  :D.

To wrap this up, this movie is so funny and well done and I have to recommend it.


Movie of the Week: Saving Mr. Banks

On the same day I went  to see American Hustle, I also saw Saving Mr. Banks… actually I only had 10 minutes between the two… Couldn’t be more different.


We all know the plot, it happened (whether or not the movie depicts the whole reality of it, it’s an entirely different story…). It’s about how the author of the Mary Poppins stories, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), finally sold the rights to Walt Disney (Tom Hanks), so he could do the movie.


They portray her unwillingness of giving said rights, because she believed that the Studios wouldn’t do justice to her beloved characters. So she insisted in taking part in the writing of the script and in all the creative decisions. The movie showcases exactly this: Mrs Travers’s 2 weeks at the Walt Disney Studios.


While she there, though, we get a glimpse of the origin and motivations behind the creation of Mary Poppins: her childhood. Annie Rose Buckley plays young Ginty (a.k.a. Helen Goff, a.k.a. P.L. Travers), with Colin Farrell playing her father Travers Goff, in a side story that will just break your heart.


Rachel Griffiths plays  Helen’s aunt and the real life inspiration for Mary Poppins.


Paul GiamattiBradley WhitfordB.J. Novak and Jason Schwartzman are just some of the amazing supporting cast of this truly, Disneylike, amazing movie.