Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Jacinda Barrett, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis Directed by: Beeban Kidron R. 107 mins An unnecessary continuation that loses the charm of the first film in it’s silly gags and implausible plotting. Four weeks after the first film left off, we find Bridget and…

Cold Mountain (2003)

Starring: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Kathy Baker, Donald Sutherland, Eileen Atkins Directed by: Anthony Minghella R. 155 mins An (ironically) cold romance during the Civil War – Cold Mountain is beautifully produced and well-acted but flawed narration undermines this supposedly sweeping epic. Based on the far superior…

Down with Love (2003)

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Paulson, Rachel Dratch Directed by: Peyton Reed PG-13. 94 mins A funny spoof on 60s comedies that some will love for it’s wit but others will hate for it’s pompous tone. Zellweger stars as the Doris Day-like Barbara Novak, author of ‘Down With Love’. She travels to…

Bridget Jones’ Diary (2001)

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Gemma Jones, Embeth Davidtz, Shirley Henderson, Sally Phillips, James Callis Directed by: Sharon Maguire PG-13. 94 mins A terrific British rom-com that doesn’t quite capture the biting humour of Helen Fielding’s bestselling novel, but still succeeds thanks to Zellweger’s unabashed performance. The story, narrated by a witty…

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., Renée Zellweger, Kelly Preston, Jay Mohr, Jerry O’Connell Directed by: Cameron Crowe R. 138 mins An intelligent sports film with a heart. Cruise plays Jerry Maguire, a charismatic sports agent who realizes that there is something wrong with the way people in his field conduct business and he vows to…