Aroview: The anti-heroine of Helen Fielding’s novel makes the transition to the screen with her shrinking romantic options, stalled career and talent for blurting out the wrong thing, all intact.
Renee Zellweger, complete with English accent and mannerisms, suffers the late 90s zeitgeist of London office-life, with comic skills matching the other leads: boss/seducer Hugh Grant, finally cast in the role of superficial pommy toff he was born for, and Colin Firth as the aloof, yet principled love-interest. Those desperate, childless mid-30s done with unaffected charm.
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3 stars (Good Enough) A sort of modern retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice - the dilemmas of a 30-something single girl living/working in London, as she juggles career with romance, friends and family. Feel-good romantic comedy with some substance.~GenXGirl
3 stars (Good Enough) Zellweger is great, filling the role in every way with a very British manner and figure - Hugh Grant is his usual cheeky self, and Firth is the awkward British guy. A fun rom com with a few unique elements.~Tom H