I saw “Bridget Jones’s Diary” starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth for the first time this weekend and there is so much Monday Movie Meme material that could be gathered from this cute little movie. Don’t be surprised if a series of themes based on the film pop up here in the coming weeks.
One of the scenes that stood out was the one where Bridget’s loud objection to a few surprising announcements during a party puts her in an awkward, yet, advantageous position. Is it inappropriate? Yes. Does it still get a pass? Maybe.
Surely, we know exactly why she’s not in favor of the lawyer and his elitist controlling girlfriend’s plans to re-locate and kick their relationship up a notch but the air in the room suggests that guests would have her head if she said so. Plus, it isn’t exactly proper to rain on somebody’s parade, so she saves face by doing what a good ol’ TV journalist would do -- spinning an angle that won’t work into one that does, to get out of a sticky situation. Still, the little that Bridget did say and much of what she didn’t speak seem to have translated well enough to grab the attention of the person that actually counts in that moment.
All is not lost, save for the rudeness in her interruption of those proud parents who had the floor. Anyway, the theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme stems from her many not-so-polished moments -- We Interrupt this Program....
Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring some of the most memorable outbursts that you ever saw on screen. These include scenes where one of the characters command the attention of the entire room -- usually at an inopportune time for everyone else in the scene. Sometimes, they bring positive results for the person making the outburst, sometimes they cause a whole heap of trouble for a particular person or set of characters in the story and other times, the person speaking or yelling or whatever just looks like look like an idiot. Either way, it’s a scene that sticks to your recollection of whatever movie you’re referencing in your selections this week. Accompanying “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” here are my selections for this week’s We Interrupt this Program... theme.
Dustin Hoffman’s character made it clear that Elaine was unforgettable -- and he was not going down without a fight!
Sex and the City: The Movie
Miranda sure knows how to disturb a fine dining experience by yelling at strangers -- even if it comes at the expense of embarrassing her friends. “Yeah, it’s all hot, two days in!”
*I’m aware that this movie was mentioned two weeks ago during the Mixology theme. I’m running on empty trying to come up with a variety of picks for some of my lists but hey, if a movie works for multiple themes, it works....
I swear, the airport scene is one of the funniest OMG-is-this-really-happening? moments in this movie. It’s also feels much less contrived than the train scene in Perry’s previous release. “Get the ho number, Marcus!!!”
What movie outbursts would YOU add to this list?