Top positive review
The Book of the Film
on 2 December 2014
This an account of a year in the life of a young (30+) woman looking for a man she can love and trust. She is also worried about her weight, complexion and allied matters; and equally important, about her parents whose marriage is breaking down.
The events described invite comments such as Hilarious, Exaggerated, Ridiculous, Outrageous and Exhausting.
One event which made me smile was when Bridget is being quizzed for a post as Commentator on some whacky TV show. It concerns some celebrity English actor who had been arrested for having oral sex with a prostitute in a car parked up somewhere in Hollywood Hills; "Why?" said her interviewer, "Why, three months later, is he still with his equally famous English girlfriend. How did he get away with it?" "Any suggestions Bridget?"
Bridget hesitated and said "Perhaps someone swallowed the evidence?". "Brilliant" said the interviewer and laughed out loud.
I myself never saw the Film but I do remember the lead actress being interviewed by Parkinson, who confronted the audience with a clip from the film in which Bridget is shown in bed with her boyfriend when the phone rings. "Oh! its you Mum". The Film differs somewhat from the Book but the script was also written by the Helen Fielding.
The Book is a "Must Read" and the Film is a "Must Watch".