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Old 11-12-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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Bridget Jones - Chubby?

I was reading a review of the movie today in which they refer to Bridget/Renee Zellweger as "the plump protagonist" "chubby" and "...the extra pounds are carried around by Zellweger's pouty Bridget, like someone trying on a fat suit..."

And it's not just this one paper, everyone is making a huge deal about it. It's one thing if she were now drastically overweight, but she looks perfectly normal to me! She's no heavier than ME, and I resent being considered chubby. She may not be a stick insect model, but this is ridiciulous!

It also blows my mind to think she had to gain 40lbs to look this normal. That is really scary.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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The camera adds 10 lbs? I dunno...
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Old 11-12-2004, 10:23 AM   #3
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I think she looks better as Bridget than she does normally.
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I think she looks better as Bridget than she does normally.
I agree.
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Damn...if that's considered chubby, I must be obese
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Renée Zellweger looks unhealthy at her "normal" weight...It's weird how they focus on her weight gain for this movie when most North Americans are that weight or more, including some of those people who review the movie.
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It really bugs me too. Especially considering the point of the book was that she *wasn't* fat, but she thought she was. In the movie, they deliberately stuffed her in small clothes and did close-ups of her butt like "look at this fat cow!"

And they sell it to women like look, someday you fat girls can get a man too, it's not all bad. The books were hysterical, but I hated the first film and I doubt even Colin Firth can get me to watch the second. (He said she looked better in the movie too.)

Renee Zellweger makes it worse by constantly going on the record by saying how she's really thin in real life, "once I stop stuffing my face, I look like this," etc. Which is a lie if you go back and watch Jerry Maguire, where she looks healthy and normal. I used to think she was very pretty, but now she just looks pinched and sick.
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Consider what Hollywood deems normative through diet and plastic surgery.


It seems she had to gain 40lbs to move out of the Hollywood norm and join the rest of us.
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Is it me or does Renee always look like she has just sucked on a lemon?
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Is it me or does Renee always look like she has just sucked on a lemon?


She does some sort of a weird pouty thing with her lips ... I think she is trying to be drmure or coy, but she ends up looking ridiculous.
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I wonder if she's had Botox or something done, because now she doesn't seem able to open her eyes or mouth fully. Whenever I see her interviewed, it's like she's paralyzed.
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Bridget is HAWT! I like women who look like women....
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Maybe I should stop obsessing about my weight.
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I read somewhere that her "fat" Bridget Jones weight is the totally normal weight for a woman of her height and structure to have. Her usual wieght is almost severely underwieght. Great message to send to young girls huh?
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she does have a strange face sometimes it looks like the lemon sucking thing and sometimes it looks a little bloated- i liked her in jerry mcguire- i think she looked pretty normal in that.... not normal but balanced..that weight up and down thing is confusing!
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