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The Shawnee News-Star
  • The movie was better

  • Let me start off by saying, I am not much of a reader to begin with. With that said, when I do read, the book is almost always better than the movie. That's right, "almost."
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  • Let me start off by saying, I am not much of a reader to begin with. With that said, when I do read, the book is almost always better than the movie. That's right, "almost."
    I have become a big fan of the Bridget Jones's Diary movies. I have been for a few years. When I first saw the movies, I was about 16 years of age. I did not know the movies were based off of books, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Bridget Jones's Diary: Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding. (Like I said, not much of a reader.)
    Once I heard about this, I decided to purchase her first two Bridget Jones's Diary books. I read the first book in one night. If you want a quick read, it's a great book for that. I really enjoyed the book. It's quick and any woman can relate to Bridget. It's almost like you are Bridget Jones.
    I am not going to explain into detail why the movie is better, because I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who want to read the books and watch the movies.
    I will say this though, there are some events in the movie that did not take place in the book, but made the movie instantly have more humor. I will also say there were some events left out of the movie that were in the book. I wish those events were included, because it showed a different side of some of the characters.
    Some may think I probably enjoyed the movie more because I saw it before I read the books. I don’t think that’s the case. I believe I enjoyed the movie more because the actors and director did a wonderful job at making the characters come to life.
    I don’t want to take away from the books or Fielding, because the books are great too! It’s just a matter of my tastes.
    I also wanted to mention that I did some further research into the book and movie. I found out that Helen Fielding based the characters, Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy, off of Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Which are the talented actors in the movie who play those characters.

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