Don’t have time to sit down and read an entire book? Ugh, join the club! These ever-busy days, my reading time’s been relegated to thumbing through Vogue on the subway to work—not exactly the stuff of literary scholars. But just because we don’t have the time doesn’t mean we have to neglect our favorite reads—you can hang out with the chick lit characters you know and love thanks to a magical little invention known as the movie. Revisit your literary loves with these great book-to-big screen adaptations!
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Ms. Jones and me, we go way back. But when I can’t fit a reread of Helen Fielding’s hilarious ’96 novel into my sched, a few hours spent cracking up with Renee Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth is the perfect way to get my Jones fix. The 2001 film hits all the hilarity of Fielding’s novel, and while some diehards were worried about Zellweger’s Brit brogue, the American actress more than rose to the occasion to play the lovably accident-prone protagonist. And casting Firth and Grant definitely didn’t hurt either. Having those two fighting over her—is this chick lucky or what?!
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