January Movies

As I haven’t done any movie reviews of any of the movies I watched in January so let’s have a look.

I started out my year by re-watching both of the Bridget Jones movies, after I had re-watched Love Actually, I felt like seeing some more Hugh Grant so I decided to re-watch these two.

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  • Hugh Grant. Seriously, nothing else needs to be said. So sexy as a bad boy.
  • Colin Firth. I’m a Hugh fan girl but in these movies Colin Firth even convinces me, he’s just the perfect mix of a man.
  • Bridget, she’s not perfect and relatable to a lot of women, which is quite refreshing
  • The group of friends, they’re awesome and honest
  • The humor, they’re the kind of movies that have you laughing out loud even though you’ve already seen them.
  • The romance, which is so perfect yet not perfect because Bridget keeps messing it up.
  • The fights between Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, one should only watch these for those alone.


  • The second movie seems to be trying a bit too hard and relies a too much on practical jokes.
  • The whole plot in Thailand and Bridget going to prison is far from realistic, she’s not THAT stupid.
  • Daniel having ordered a hooker and taking Bridget to his room, seriously?!

All in all

These are obviously not highbrow movies but I like my romantic comedies from time to time and even more so when they star Hugh Grant (in any format, bad boy or not) and these are particularly funnies and movies that I can re-watch from time to time and still get lost in it. They’re kinda refreshing and Renee Zellweger is the perfect Bridget, even though there was probably nobody who thought she would be when she was first cast.

4 stars for the first one and 3 stars for the second one.


  • The ending was great, loved the music and the dancing.
  • Melissa McCarthy.
  • The friendships.
  • The food poisoning and the scene at the bridal store, I’m usually not a fan of this kind of humor but this was kinda funny, I mean Melissa McCarthy on that sink? Hilarious!


  • I’m not a huge wedding fan so the whole theme of the movie was not my kind of thing.
  • It’s a movie you easily forget.
  • It wasn’t as funny as it’s made out to be.
  • The main actress was kinda meh.
  • The creepy cousins.

All in all

Honestly, it’s one of those movies I watched and didn’t really think about, I remember some things and I remember laughing about some things and liking the end of it but I don’t really have a lot to say about this one.

3 stars


Brave: Change Your Fate

I while ago I went to see Brave with a friend. Mostly because my friend loves anything Disney and he asked if I wanted to come. I didn’t really know a lot about the movie going into it besides that it was about a princess with an awesome head of red, curly and unruly hair. That alone as was more than enough to have me go and see the movie. I was definitely in for a surprise!

Yes the movie is about a little princes with a head of red unrluy hair but this is not your ordinary princess. Merida is a strong little girl who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go for it. She loves to ride her horse, climb mountains and she practices archery really well. Being set in Scotland the red hair is a distinct feature of Merida’s Scottish heritage but it is also a symbol for her fierceness and bravery, and with curls going everywhere it’s a symbol for her not being the one to just settle and just do whatever is expected from her. I absolutely loved how this movie turned gender stereotypes proposed for years by movies about princesses upside down, not only with Merida but also with the princes from other clans because they’re not exactly what you’d call handsome strong princes. And even with her own parents, while her dad is really large and bulky, it does actually seem to be her mother who wears the pants in the household (even though she is the one who wants Merida to act like a “real girl”).

This movie finally gives little girls a princess who sets a good example for them and teaches them that they can achieve anything they want and that they can follow their own paths in life. It also shows a very sweet relationship between a mother and a daughter who need to come to terms with who the other is and wants and accepting those facts. Hopefully this is another message kids going to see this movie take with them, as their parents should as well.

Besides the message this movie sends, it is also simply entertaining, you’ll surely have some good laughs and it’s beautifully made with stunning visuals and a wonderful soundtrack.