Bridget Jones's Diary

Bridget Jones’s Diary is a movie developed from a Helen Fielding novel of 1996 with the same name. The novel is written in form of a personal diary that chronicles a year in the life of a woman living in London who is in her thirties, working and single Bridget Jones. The movie stars Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones, Collin Firth as Mark Darcy and Hugh Grant as Daniel Cleaver. The plot of the movie revolves around Bridget’s love life. She is a romantic and single woman who is surrounded by married people. Among her worries is to die unnoticed as a single woman as she is living her thirties still single. Bridget gets involved in two romantic relationships one of which is with Daniel Cleaver her boss at work and a womanizer and Mark Darcy, her childhood friend. 

In the film, Bridget Jones is keen to pursue dreams of romance where she tries to find herself a suitable husband, to get married and have children despite the feminism. She is a reassuringly feminine girl who is not really career minded. The film celebrates an endearing femininity where it tries to assert that old-fashion femininity of right to drink and smoke, be economically independent and sexual freedom can still be retrieved. The film is important in inspiration of a feminist style and it articulates a distinctively post feminist sensibility (McRobbie 12). The sensibility here is characterized by the entanglement of anti feminist and feminist discussions where feminist ideas are drawn on and renounced. There is stressing of the guilt necessity of being a feminist so as to avoid humiliation and on the other hand the naturalization of the unattractiveness linked to feminism. In the movie, feminism is portrayed as potentially empowering and important. However, it is also portrayed as ultimately worthless, inauthentic and punitive except in as much as it may assist in securing a husband.      

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