Mike Lassiter finds himself being put on trial for the murder of his father. The Lassiter's are a rich family and Mike lives with his mother Loretta and father Boone. The body of Boone is found with a knife still in the fatal stab wound that killed him, Mike's fingerprints are on the weapon and when he is interviewed by the police he admits to stabbing his father.
With an incredible amount of evidence, the police arrest and charge the teenager with the murder of his father. Mike's mum, Loretta, recruits her attorney friend Richard Ramsay to defend her son and as Richard begins to develop his case more and more facts come to light about that night and Boone Lassiter.
It's uncovered that Boone is a vicious man who could be 'exceptionally cruel' and Mike witnessed events of abuse carried out on Loretta by his father - he'd even threaten his son. As the case proceeds, Richard asks another attorney to come on board and help keep Mike out of prison. Janelle is a young yet enthusiastic lawyer who believes that Mike is protecting his mother from the crime that she committed. It's possible either of the two family members could've killed Boone and what starts out to be a clean cut case for the prosecution soon becomes more convoluted.
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'Bridget Jones's Baby' scored a record opening weekend for a romantic comedy in Britain, and also a record haul for Working Title productions.
Bridget Jones’s Baby was an extremely welcome new arrival in the British box offices this weekend, securing record figures for a romantic comedy – but it experienced a difficult labour in America, where it has underperformed despite a wide release.
The third instalment in the movie adaptations of Helen Fielding’s books, it secured an impressive £8.1 million in British cinemas over the weekend, which stands as a record opening weekend for Working Title productions, as well as for any romantic comedy.
The latest hit, starring Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth reprising their famous roles, comes 12 years after 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason was released.
Despite breaking records in the UK, ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ failed to make an impression at the US box office.
Bridget Jones’s Baby had a disappointing opening weekend at the US box office, taking just $8 million in North America and coming in third place in the charts. The third film in the Bridget Jones series had faired much better overseas, topping the charts in 24 countries.
Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones's Baby
In the UK it took $11 million in its opening weekend, becoming the best ever opening for a romantic comedy and for studio Working Title. Overall Bridget Jones’s Baby has made $30 million from 38 territories so far, including $4.2 million in Australia.
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As it's been 12 years since the last Bridget Jones movie, expectations aren't too high for this sequel. So it's a very nice surprise that this film stands on its own as a charming and often very funny romantic comedy while rounding off the trilogy in style. The cast is terrific, and the script bristles with snappy dialogue and witty characters that lead the audience down an unpredictable route to a complicated happy ending.
On her 43rd birthday, Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is finally content with her single life. Although her romantic past continues to torment her, especially when she runs into former flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) at a funeral. With a corporate shake-up underway at the TV news programme she produces, presenter Miranda (Sara Solemani) suggests that Bridget needs some sex to liven up her life, whisking her off to a music festival. There she has a cute, hot encounter with the dishy Jack (Patrick Dempsey). And a week later, she rekindles her romance with Mark when she learns that his marriage has ended. So when she discovers that she's pregnant, Bridget hasn't a clue which man is the father.
This premise offers plenty of scope for both thematic meaning and awkward plot turns, and the screenplay merrily dives right into all of it, mixing some silly slapstick with darker emotions as director Sharon Maguire maintains a breezy-comical tone. This kind of balance is difficult to get right, but the film feels effortlessly engaging.
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After taking a break for six years, Renee Zellweger is back on the big screen in one of her most iconic roles. Bridget Jones's Baby is the third film in the rom-com series that started in 2001.
It's been 12 years since we last saw Bridget, and Zellweger feels like the break helped prepare her to revisit the character. "I have a different perspective now," she says. "I worked on the other side of things for awhile, so I understand it a little bit better. Yes, I'm definitely back, but different. Now my life comes first."
This is why she's reluctant to open up to the media, especially amid criticism about her opinions or appearance. "I'm a private person, so it's difficult for me to talk to the whole world like we're all best friends," she says.
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Even superstars like Renee have embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
It seems Renee Zellweger is more like her Bridget Jones character than you realise, despite the fact that she's a graceful American woman in real life rather a bumbling Londoner. Arriving at the US premiere for 'Bridget Jones's Baby' yesterday brought back memories from an embarrassing incident at the original movie's screening.
Even Renee Zellweger has Bridget Jones moments
Zellweger hit the red carpet for the third film in the Bridget Jones movie series last night (September 12th 2016), but she couldn't help but be reminded of a 'very Bridget Jones moment' she had during the New York premiere of the first film, 'Bridget Jones's Diary', in 2001 at the Ziegfeld Theater.
After six years away Renee is now back in ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’.
Renee Zellweger has said she enjoyed having her anonymity back during her six year career break from Hollywood. Now back in the spotlight, the Bridget Jones’s Baby star has been revealed what she got up to during her time away, saying that she took the time to do the things she’d always wanted to accomplish.
Renee Zellweger is back in Bridget Jones’s Baby
Speaking on ITV’s ‘The Jonathan Ross Show’, Renee was asked if she was able to be anonymous during her time away from Hollywood. “Yes actually. When you go away and you’re out of people’s consciousness, they stop noticing you,” she said.
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Helen Fielding revealed she is working on a musical version of Bridget Jones
As Renée Zellweger hits the red carpet to promote Bridget Jones’ latest escapades, Bridget’s creator, author Helen Fielding, has been telling fans where the perpetual singleton will be appearing next. Appearing on This Morning with Phillip and Holly, the 58-year-old revealed a musical adaptation of her novel is in the works and should hit theatres within the next few years.
Helen Fielding revealed Bridget Jones could be appearing in theatres soon
While promoting Bridget’s third film, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Helen said: "We have done quite a lot of work on the musical and in workshops.
Bridget is back again and the critics are saying this one was worth the wait.
Bridget Jones’s Baby has been praised by critics following its premiere on Monday, with most agreeing it was a welcome return to form for Renee Zellweger’s character. It’s been 12 years since we last saw Bridget on our screens and this time she’s approaching 40, pregnant and trying to work out who the baby’s father is.
Bridget Jones is back in Bridget Jones’s Baby
Writing in The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw told fans the new film was better than Bridget’s last outing, 2004’s The Edge of Reason. He describes the film as “something resembling a likeable, good-natured one-off TV holiday special.”
Continue reading: Critics Welcome Back Renee Zellweger Warmly In 'Bridget Jones's Baby'
The actress is back as Bridget in the new movie, alongside Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey.
Renee Zellweger is back as Bridget Jones in new movie Bridget Jones's Baby, but this time she’s got some extra baggage. Appearing on ‘Good Morning Britain’, the 47-year-old actress described having to wear the prosthetic bump for Bridget’s latest outing, saying it was "an adventure".
Renee Zellweger had to wear a prosthetic bump for Bridget Jones’s Baby
When quizzed by host Kate Garraway on wether wearing the prosthetic bump made her fancy motherhood for real the actress said: “Of course, what an adventure! Kudos to the real mums out there who can’t take it off at the end of the day – it’s quite a load.”
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The 'Bridget Jones's Baby' star has been asked several times about her appearance and about family prospects since she announced her return.
Since she announced her return from a six-year career break to star in Bridget Jones’s Baby, Renee Zellweger has had to field a number of questions about plastic surgery rumours, ageing and whether or not she’ll have family – and has done so with pretty admirable patience.
In a recent interview she said that she had “craved” the process of acting and creativity that she had escaped back in 2010 when she went on a career hiatus. Just a few days later, she was asked by Extra magazine whether that “craving” extended toward eventually having a baby, like her character in the forthcoming movie.
Renee Zellweger was asked about whether she was "craving a baby"
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Zellweger is back as Bridget Jones after six years away from making movies.
Renee Zellweger has revealed why she took six years off from Hollywood and what she got up to during her time away from the spotlight. Speaking to American Way magazine, Zellweger revealed that she took a hiatus from movies after making Chicago so she could embark on some ‘once-in-a-lifetime experiences’.
Renee Zellweger is back following six years away from Hollywood
"I planned to take some time off after Chicago, but there kept being once-in-a-lifetime experiences in front of me that I didn't want to miss out on," she said. "Then I learned you can't keep doing that forever, so I chose to see what would happen if I did let that once-in-lifetime experience that was ahead of me go and just be still and see what I could build."
Zellweger has faced speculation that she's had plastic surgery ever since she resumed her acting career two years ago, and pointed out that men never come under the same scrutiny.
Bridget Jones actress Renee Zellweger has hit back at the continued scrutiny over her appearance as sexist, arguing that men in the movie industry never come in for the same criticism.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in a new interview, the 47 year old actress was asked about the issue of ageing in Hollywood, to which she replied that she would not be being asked questions like this if she were a man.
“I’ve never seen the maturation of a woman as a negative thing,” Zellweger said. “I've never seen a woman stepping into her more powerful self as a negative.”
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‘Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries’ will come after the release of film 'Bridget Jones’s Baby' in September.
Bridget Jones is coming back with a new novel set to be published on 11 October. Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries will accompany the new film which follows Bridget becoming a first time mother. Fans had previously thought that no new book was on the way, after the last instalment Mad About the Boy was released in 2013.
Renee Zellweger as Bridget Jones
Author Helen Fielding said: “At heart, Bridget Jones is about the gap between how we all feel we’re expected to be and how we actually are; and – as Bridget discovers with her somewhat bumpy pregnancy – how we expect life to turn out and how it actually does.”
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Well, not literally.
Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth return in 'Bridget Jones's Baby'; another comedy-infused romantic drama set for release more than ten years since 'Bridget Jones's Diary' sequel 'The Edge of Reason'. This time she's a very professional woman in charge of her life - well, at least she thought she was.
Where will motherhood take Bridget Jones?
Directed by Sharon Maguire, 'Bridget Jones's Baby' is based not on the 2013 book by Helen Fielding entitled 'Mad About The Boy', but a series of story columns she wrote exploring the post 'Edge Of Reason' life of this regular London woman. Co-written by Fielding, David Nicholls and Emma Thompson, it will introduce a new star to the franchise: Patrick Dempsey.
Bridget has always known how to get herself into a muddle - catastrophic muddles at that - even though she's been separated from her last love, Mark, for five years it appears their journey together hasn't come to an end as yet.
After taking advice from one of her colleagues, Bridget decides that it's time to get back on the dating scene and after deciding that the likes of Tinder aren't for her, Bridget finds herself being set up with Jack Qwant who she sees in the news room studio.
The pair get on remarkably well and soon find themselves spending the night together. A little fun is just what Bridget needed. When she finds herself at the christening of one of her friends little girls, her and Mark are forced to be amicable towards one another but the pair fall into old habits and Bridget and he also spend the night together.
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Renee will reprise her role as Bridget Jones in the third film this year
As a hugely popular actress loved everywhere for her cheeky role in musical Chicago and her loveable portrayal of everyone’s favourite singleton, Bridget Jones, Renee Zellweger had her feet solidly in Hollywood. However, the star recently revealed why she took six years out from the industry: she got sick of the sound of her own voice.
Renee Zellweger came back from her acting break to film Bridget Jones' Baby in November
After starring in My Own Love Song in 2010, the 47-year-old actress quit the bright lights of stardom so she could recover between projects.
After battling the dating scene and finally finding love with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones is ready to take her relationship to the next stage - well, sort of. After years of thinking that Mark was all she wanted, she realises that their relationship isn't as close as it once was and decides to call it a day.
Back where she started, Bridget decides that the men in her life are just distractions, now it's time to get fully involved in her work and climb to the position she's always wanted. As things start to fall into place for Bridget, soon her love life begins to pick up speed too.
A fleeting meeting with Mr Darcy leads to the pair reuniting - temporarily at least - whilst Bridget is also being wooed by a smooth American called Jack, a man who doesn't have Darcy's prim and proper ways but is just as charming. Playing the field doesn't work out quite as easily as Bridget hoped as she falls pregnant. Now all she must do is find out which partner she wants to be with and more importantly, who the father is.
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She's still looking worlds apart from her Bridget Jones days.
The public reacted with shock when Renee Zellweger appeared at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards in 2014 looking remarkably different in her face. At the time she dismissed the furore as 'silly' and neither confirmed nor denied that she had had any facial reconstructive surgery. With her features still looking strangely different to her 'Bridget Jones' days, she addresses the subject once again.
Renee Zellweger shrugs off criticism for her new look
The 46-year-old actress claimed that she remained oblivious to any kind of criticism of her physical appearance in an interview with 'Today' yesterday (March 26th 2016). 'It's not really part of my life. It's part of the job, that I don't really experience except when I step into this arena', she said. 'In my home I'm not aware of it. I don't do any kind of social media, so I don't see it. I like to have, I guess you would call them, real experiences.'
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Hollywood's most eligible bachelor, actor George Clooney, is back on the market again after splitting with his girlfriend of two years, Stacy Keibler.
There's not many women in the world who'd foresee dumping George Clooney but his last girlfriend Stacy Keibler has shown that perhaps the dashing actor isn't all he's cracked up to be. Sources speaking to People magazine have revealed that the 33 year-old former wrestler called time on her relationship with the 52 year-old Ocean's Eleven actor because they want different things out of life: "Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that. They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago."
Newly Single George Clooney Wouldn't "Settle Down."
Clooney, who has dated a string of younger models and actresses including Kelly Preston, Renee Zellweger and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, has never fathered any children and judging by his latest break-up, it looks like he's determined to keep it that way. However, People's source also indicates that, despite their aspirational differences, the split wasn't acrimonious and the pair will remain on good terms: "They talk every day. They were friends before they started dating and they'll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup]."
Continue reading: George Clooney Single Again! Why Did He Split From Stacy Keibler?
Bridget Jones is set to make a return, as Helen Fielding prepares to publish a second sequel to her fictional Bridget Jones’ Diary, published in 1996.
The original book became a global sensation in its own right, as the world fell in love with Fielding’s fictional character, Bridget Jones. That popularity then grew when the novel was adapted for a Hollywood movie, with Renee Zellweger as the central character.
17 years after that first novel was published, the news comes that Fielding plans to resurrect Bridget’s story. The publisher Jonathan Cape has acquired the publishing rights to the book, which is expected to hit bookstores in Autumn 2013, according to The Telegraph. Dan Franklin, a spokesperson for Jonathan Cape, said “Great comic writers are as rare as hen’s teeth. Helen is one of a very select band who have created a character, Bridget, of whom the very thought makes you smile. Like millions of others, I can’t wait to see what’s happened to her.”
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Four years after his separation from Renee Zelwegger, Kenny Chesney opens up about the reason for their divorce.
When Renee Zellweger cited 'fraud' as the reason for filing for divorce from Kenny Chesney in 2005, he had no idea what the ramifications of that word would mean for him. Now, Chestney has finally opened up on the divorce.
After spending the last four years trying to escape the rumours that Zellweger had ended the relationship after discovering that he was gay. But the country music singer has now revealed that they settled on 'fraud' when they were confronted with no other options.
In an interview with Playboy magazine, Chesney stated "I talked to my attorney and her attorney. In order for us to get an annulment, the legal papers could claim either physical abuse, which wasn't true, or mental abuse, which wasn't true. The best thing we could put in there was fraud. So I said, 'All right, do it. Whatever.'"
Chris Noonan's Miss Potter continues a rather long line of films that attempt to diagnose the creative process of a writer and the critical world that surrounds the writer's inherent social (emotional) ineptitude. There are moments where Miss Potter seems to be on the right track in feeling out the emotional trajectory of its main character, but it often chooses the route of greater cuteness over the challenges of trying to study the life of a writer.
Beatrix Potter (Renée Zellweger) came from a well-off family and was well past her marriage date when three brothers agreed to publish her book, expecting nothing more than a minor profit. In case the name doesn't ring a bell, Miss Potter was the brains behind the beloved Peter Rabbit and several other indelible creatures of delightful fantasy. When the elder statesmen of the publishing firm deem the project unworthy of their time, they send their young brother (Ewan McGregor), to handle the book and its flighty author. As you may guess, the two fall head-over-heels, much to the chagrin of Beatrix's parents (Bill Patterson and Barbara Flynn) and to the glee of his sister (Emily Watson, the film's most evident charm factory).
Noonan, best known for the now classic Babe, treats his subject with the same well-dressed adorability that Potter gave her creatures, most notably Peter. A more easygoing version of Marc Forster's Finding Neverland, Miss Potter spends more time striving to deal with the relationship status of its heroine than delving into the quixotic charm of her writing process. The better parts of the film are the flourishes of animated hallucinogenics that Noonan puts in as a reminder of where these creations came from: Beatrix's parlor of emotional eccentricities.
The problem is that, when push comes to shove, we've seen Potter's story before, and Miss Potter is severely lacking in trying to differentiate its source material from any other classically-tinted story of love and writing. Acting-wise, there couldn't be a sweeter bunch of actors to add to the candy-coated shell the film inhabits. But the film invariably goes for impenetrable cuteness, even when a rather obvious tragedy occurs. In fact, all the drama that arises seems to be treated with fumbling, patronizing dullness to give more ample weight to what is a rather wanting character study.
Rereading the Peter Rabbit books, you have to marvel at the simplicity and class that the books had in telling a story with a solid moral. What Miss Potter doesn't have is the creative veil that Potter herself gave these wonderful stories. The film could have been so detailed and surreal, yet it relies on whimsy like the animated whirl of Beatrix's parents stepping into a cartoon pumpkin led by four monstrous rabbits. It is missing that childlike love for nature and animals that Beatrix must have had, and in turn, forgets what it's like to have an imagination.
Not Harry's mom.
For the first time, LaBute is not directing from his own script, which might explain why, if I didn't know better, I would have sworn I was watching a Coen brothers movie. Who else would put a fantasy dancing sequence on the edge of the Grand Canyon at night?
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The novel White Oleander was a 1999 selection of the ubiquitous Oprah Winfrey Book Club and you can tell why: There are so many brutally dysfunctional people in the story that Dr. Phil could produce months of television delving into their sorry lives. Astrid (Alison Lohman) is an only child, growing up in the Hollywood Hills with Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer), her eccentric, urban-arty mother. After a series of events that Kosminsky smartly keeps off-camera, Ingrid kills her boyfriend. Or does she? And how? Regardless, the beautiful, hopeful, young Astrid is picked up by state services and sent to live in a double-wide with a foster family.
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American audiences adore underdog stories, particularly those tied to sports. From Rocky to Seabiscuit, we devour worthy longshots given a chance to reclaim such precious commodities as pride, significance, or the undying love of family. That, and anything with Darth Vader in it.
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Deceiver may not be the latest in this trend of trying to trick us, but it is, like most of them, incredibly easy to predict. You see, when you've watched enough movies, you become immune to their tricks. You see through them, know the killer ten seconds in from their first facial expressions.
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You know something is just not right about a movie when even the most insignificant supporting characters have more charisma and personality than the leads.
Such is the case with "The Bachelor," a comedy about an heir to a $100 million fortune who has 24 hours to get married or be cut off without a dime.
Chris O'Donnell (Robin in the recent "Batman" movies) is said heir, a commitment-o-phobe from central casting named Jimmy whose persnickety, cantankerous grandfather (Peter Ustinov) kicks the bucket and reveals in his videotaped will that -- surprise! -- he's a millionaire. But grandpa is also obsessed with begetting a family legacy and decrees that Jimmy, his soul heir, gets zip unless he's married by his 30th birthday. Unfortunately grandpa has the bad timing to die two days before the deadline.
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If only Jim Carrey's uninhibited and completely unhinged, sweet-and-sour insanity was by itself enough to carry a movie, it might not matter so much that the plot of the Farrelly Brothers' "Me, Myself and Irene" is nothing but an undercooked on-the-run road movie.
Full of crooked cops and rich, double-crossing ex-boyfriends, it's a dim bulb script the boys had shelved ages ago and dusted off last year only after a couple post-"There's Something About Mary" projects fell through.
Sustained only by its outrageousness (breast milk gags, anyone?) and Carrey's hammy physical humor, the movie does have its fair share of laughs. But between guffaws there's nothing to keep the uneven "Irene" from collapsing under its own dead weight.
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