If prolific reader Carrie Pilby (Bel Powley) watched romantic comedies the way she consumes books, she might see that her dispiriting year as a recluse was ending and that she’d wandered into a merry and bright fairy tale of New York.
Bridget Jones mines the riches of embarrassment. Her gaffes, blunders, stumbles, and pratfalls provide the laughs in the atypical romcoms built around her, films that rely heavily on the comedy of idiosyncrasy.
Bridget Jones is a lovable goofball. Clumsy, pudgy, lacking inner poise, apt to say the wrong thing and do something inappropriate just when she most wants to make an impression, she’s imperfection personified.