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Old 01-03-2003, 12:11 PM   #16
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And now that I come to think of it, one of the big deals made was that Bridget Jones was supposed to be a celebration of women who are the way they are...no matter what size they are (even though there was nothing wrong with the size she was!).

By losing all that weight again, the message she is sending is, "we were just saying that to make you feel better..you know it isn't really true!"

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I'm looking forward to seeing Chicago! I love Moulin Rouge, so I'm figuring modern musicals are my thing.

About Renee Z and Bridget Jones, in the Bridget Jones book Bridget's obsessed with her weight although she's thin (120-130 lb range). Her goal is to make it below 120 lbs, but when she finally does all her friends comment about how she looks sickly and her chest is smaller. So essentially the book gives the message that her obsession with her weight is unhealthy and that she has a warped body image. Unfortunately, the movie didn't do anything of the sort and tried to make us think that Bridget really was fat.
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I think she looks nasty. I could care less about her weight - it is her *drug use* that kinda gets me...
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I just got back from seeing the movie and it was FANTASTIC.


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By losing all that weight again, the message she is sending is, "we were just saying that to make you feel better..you know it isn't really true!"

lol thats very true..good point.
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And now that I come to think of it, one of the big deals made was that Bridget Jones was supposed to be a celebration of women who are the way they are...no matter what size they are (even though there was nothing wrong with the size she was!).

By losing all that weight again, the message she is sending is, "we were just saying that to make you feel better..you know it isn't really true!"

Her comments didn't help...she kept making a big deal out of how thin she really was, making out like she had to play some grotesquely enormous character. And then she lost like, triple the weight just to prove herself. I liked her after Jerry Maguire (which she seems quite curvy in) but I *hated* her after that.

Colin Firth said she looked better during the movie....

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I saw the show when it came to T.O. a few years back. It was awesome. The Cell Block Tango kills me every time...

Renee was only 120-130 in Bridget Jones's Diary? OMC....that's so average.....she's waay to skinny. I can't stand it how girls nowadays have NO hips or curves. They're all so boy cut. Geez, food is meant to be enjoyed. I'm not saying over eat, but what's wrong with not looking anorexic?

It really ticks me off when I see 12 year olds now passing up dessert b/c they're afraid of getting fat.

Ahh....back to the movie. Yes, I must see it. It's too bad they didn't ask Bebe Neuwirth to be in it...as a lead role. She's phenomenal. I have the original soundtrack and he voice just SOARS...
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I'm WAY excited to see Chicago, I just saw the trailer for it this afternoon when I was watching Sweet Home Alabama and it looks amazing. Plus I have (and obsess over) the soundtrack already
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And now that I come to think of it, one of the big deals made was that Bridget Jones was supposed to be a celebration of women who are the way they are...no matter what size they are (even though there was nothing wrong with the size she was!).

By losing all that weight again, the message she is sending is, "we were just saying that to make you feel better..you know it isn't really true!"

I know, that really bugged me too. Especially as in the book it's made really obvious that Bridget looks much better at her natural weight not after she's gone on a mad diet to lose weight. And I hated how after the movie every magazine would have pictures of her and remark on how she'd lost weight so quickly as though she'd been forced to gain like a hundred pounds to play Bridget, instead of just gaining enough weight to look like a normal woman.

Grrr. What's wrong with looking NORMAL instead of like 20 lbs under weight?
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Just saw the movie today and it was fantastic in my book. It is definitely Oscar material.
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I liked the Broadway show - but I am afraid to see the movie.
I think it might ruin my broadway experience.
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I loved both the Broadway show and the movie. They're two totally different experiences and I didn't feel that either one threatened the other in any way.

Anyway, since The Two Towers was robbed (sigh), I'm backing Chicago now as far as the Oscars go.
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I liked the Broadway show - but I am afraid to see the movie.
I think it might ruin my broadway experience.
see it, it's faboo.
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The movie put me to sleep!

I guess I'm the only one who thought it was stupid.

Renee Z and Richard Gere annoy me till no end in this move! Blah!

I saw Frida the other day though! Great movie!!
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I've seen both the musical and the movie and loved them both!
It's pretty much my choice for best picture as well although I have yet to see The Hours.
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