Life’s tough you guys, we keep putting our feet through our jeans’ pre-ripped kneeholes, we still can’t figure out if it’s acceptable to like Justin Bieber and the great potato cake versus potato scallop debate has not yet been settled.
Thankfully, we know someone who gets us and our daily struggles: Bridget Jones, a lady whose hiccups and highroads remind us that everything’s going to be OK. While Bridget’s major life moments may be a little different than our own – she’s doing time in a Thai jail, we’re saving for a house, she has suitors fighting over her in the snow, we’re dreaming of a holiday – they’re not too different really. Except for the fact she can rock a bunny costume, and we… are simply not that brave.
You go girl. Image: Giphy.com
In anticipation of the new film, Bridget Jones’s Baby we’ve partnered with Bankwest, who are holding an exclusive preview screening of the newest addition, for a trip down memory lane. Frankly, we couldn’t be happier to wear a little orange alongside our Mamamia pink. Especially if it means a dalliance with Mr. Darcy.
Let’s get this nostalgia train a-rollin’ with a few of our favourite moments:
Any and everything about Bridget’s mum.
Bridget’s mum steals the show from the get-go with, “Now, what are you going to put on,” an expression heard by anyone with a nosy mum and quiet dating life, but she doesn’t stop there.
She’s also a pro at soul-shatteringly awkward statements like, “She used to run around your lawn with no clothes on remember?” and “Frankly darling, if I had the chance again I wouldn't have had children”. We’ve written two of these down in our ‘Zingers’ notebook for future reference.
It was at this point in our re-watching we had to pause because LOOK HOW DAMN CUTE COLIN FIRTH IS. Also his skin is positively radiant, what’s his secret?
Hey there Firthy Boy. Looking radiant as always. Image: Universal Pictures.
New Year’s Resolutions.
It’s okay Bridge, we don’t keep our resolutions either. Lofty ambitions, romantic endeavours, financial goals and aspirations of self-betterment quickly slowly fade away to become a distant memory. We do however, applaud you for your efforts:
“Resolution number one: Obviously will lose twenty pounds. Number two: Always put last night's panties in the laundry basket. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with.”
And that’s why we love her – because all of Bridget’s struggles are our own. Our own resolutions look strangely similar:
“Resolution number one: Exercise…of some form. Number two: Stick to savings plan i.e. do not order Thai takeaway every night. Equally important, will find sensible boyfriend to go out with.”
Don’t be too hard on yourself Bridge. Your rendition of ‘All By Myself’ is top notch and who isn’t partial to a bit of vodka and Chaka Khan? Answer: not us.
Chaka and Resolutions. Image: Giphy.com
Work, work, work, work, work.
Bridget also totally gets us when it comes to the workplace. We’re also trying to get our careers up and running despite human-shaped roadblocks. Take Perpetua aka “slightly senior and therefore thinks she’s in charge of me,” or Mr. Titspervert “because that… is his name”. Daniel Cleaver also registers as a roadblock in Edge of Reason – we’ve kept ‘roadblock’ as a description and not something more colourful. Very high road.
Like most of us, she slogs it through that daily grind because she’s gotta. We’ve all worked for some Daniel Cleavers’ in our lifetime because let’s be honest, that holiday/house deposit/wedding we’ve been looking forward to isn’t going to pay for itself. Although we do we have to give Bridge some major props for telling her Daniel Cleaver where to go.