This 1994 film had been on Channel 5 a few weeks back so I taped it to see what it was like. Having received only 4.5 out of 10 on IMDb, I wasn’t expecting much. However this light hearted family film was a good way to spend a Sunday night. Okay I don’t have work or school or uni in the morning but I do enjoy a relaxing Sunday night either way!
So dad and I settled down with a few chocolate bars and sweets between us to watch it while mum and Rachel were out. Dad’s opinion of the film? Answer: “Yeah, it’s fine”. That’s always his answer about anything though so I wouldn’t put much thought into it.
As the cute child of conman Ray, Macaulay Culkin acts Timmy – a boy who only wants his dad’s attention. However his dad is in the middle of pulling off a robbery and doesn’t need a kid around to distract him. Throughout the film, Ray’s colleagues end up in stupid situations similar to the slap stick comedy associated with Home Alone. Once again, the theme of a young boy just wanting a family comes out to play. Quick question though, did all boys wear their hair that long in the 90s? I know I’m not interested in them but I swear if guys still wore their hair like that it would be enough to put me off them for the rest of my life. Ironic really when I prefer girls with long hair… Ah well, back to the review.
Ever so slightly predictable and yet definitely enjoyable, I would give this a score of 8 out of 10. Remembering it’s made in the 90s, you have to be fair to them. Scripts, actors and technology have improved but I wouldn’t change anything about this film. So give it a go!
Well paper one is completed! Now just to pray for a miracle that lets me pass with paper two. As expected, Glasgow is getting boring with no one to see and nowhere to go while I’m revising. It would also be good if I could build the courage to go out for lunch or dinner! Unfortunately, I am too worried about what people will think when they see me sitting on my own at a table. I wouldn’t want anyone thinking I’d been stood up! Although one of my friends recommended doing just that and seeing if I would get a free meal out of it – the way Ross does in Season 9 Episode 14 of Friends “The One With The Blind Dates”. Would definitely recommend watching this!
Another thing I would recommend either watching or reading right now would be Bridget Jones’ Diary (found //ws-eu.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=GB&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=lifewithktinn-21&marketplace=amazon®ion=GB&placement=B003DWC6LI&asins=B003DWC6LI&linkId=5KDTKLF7T6SYJO2Y&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true” target=”_blank”>here). Wikipedia’s summary is a good place to start – British writer Helen Fielding started her Bridget Jones’s Diary column in The Independent in 1995, while chronicling the life of Bridget Jones as a thirtysomething single woman in London as she tries to make sense of life and love with the help of a surrogate “urban family” of friends in the 1990s. The column lampooned the obsession of women with women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan and wider social trends in Britain at the time. Helen Fielding published the novelisation of the column in 1996, followed by a sequel in 1999 called Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Both novels were adapted for the big screen in 2001 and 2004, starring Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, and Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as the men in her life: Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy. After Fielding had ceased to work for The Daily Telegraph in late 1998, the feature began again in The Independent on 4 August 2005 and finished in June 2006. Helen Fielding released a third novel in 2013, “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy”, which is set 18 years later.
Basically – Bridget has been around for 20 years! This shocked me as I have loved both the book and film since before I can remember. I mean, who wouldn’t love watching Colin Firth fighting Hugh Grant? Facebook told me this morning that most women can easily relate to the protagonist and of course it was right. That’s what makes it such an easy read.
If you haven’t seen this film (and shame on you if you haven’t even heard of it before today) here’s the link to the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdy98B1nf0
Yes, I am procrastinating and pretending I don’t have an exam tomorrow that I am completely unprepared for. Yes I am scared. And finally, yes I am about to sign off and get some work done. Oooh, I can watch a film instead! Happy almost weekend everybody!