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    Hiya, I'm doing some research on how females are represented in romantic comedies, specifically Bridget Jones, Notting hill, The holiday and Shallow hal.



    So far, I have come to the conclusion that women are seen as being reliant on males, and that being single is always seen as a negative. I was just wondering if you could share your opinions about this, why you think that some women may relate to the protagonists of these films, and just your general thoughts on whether this is a relaistic portrayal.



    Thank you, let me know your thoughts



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    name='Caz']your general thoughts on whether this is a relaistic portrayal.


    Not very realistic at all. Cardboard characters, manufactured emotions. A greeting card on the big screen.



    For something more true to life try Mike Leigh, John Cassavetes, etc.

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    Bridget Jones - the book - was very funny..Helen Fielding has a sharp sense of humour. But it is also very sad to read. She is from a generation whose parents were likely to be in established traditional marriages and her generation are the 'have it all' lot who prized career. Not their 'fault' when they decide to settle down and their options are depleted. That was how it was sold, but, unfortunately, the book and the film scream something else. She is a very shallow character and her reliance on men is, as you say..worrying. That is probably why she is finding it so difficult and both are cringe making at times.



    I read it whilst I was pregnant with my second child and I couldn't relate to her very much at all. It was mid hype. Certainly, the social niceties gone wrong are something most people can relate to - but the desperate pining not to be your own was a misrepresentation of most women, I think. It really was an extreme and what most women of that ilk are looking for is 'Mr right' - not just desperate and that, I'm afraid, is how it came across. So, I think it did women a disservice.



    Notting Hill - Oh dear - well..Mr Curtis' female objects of desire do tend to be a bit...one dimensional...I don't know why, but I don't think I'd look to Richard Curtis for much more than witty banter - similiarly to Helen Fielding - ( and oddly enough, they used to be a couple.)



    I would say - look further afield - away from the much hyped conventional movies if you want questions to be answered.



    These other films mentioned are just terrible shit that are thinly veiled excuses for college students to gurgle at.

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    name='Caz']So far, I have come to the conclusion that women are seen as being reliant on males, and that being single is always seen as a negative.
    That's just what your sister wants you to think..........



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    These other films mentioned are just terrible shit that are thinly veiled excuses for college students to gurgle at.


    Come now, don't prevaricate, MB - say what you really think



    There was quite a good article recently (IMO) on what young girls today think of romcoms:



    Goodbye girls - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au



    Heartening that an old Cary Grant classic could still get through to a y generationer

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    Thank you all so much for your messages, these have really helped, keep the opinions coming in

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    Brenda De Banzie was the dominating figure in Hobson's Choice.



    Olivia De Havilland was more than a match for Cagney in The Strawberry Blonde.



    In the comedy drama Prisoner Of Seventh Avenue Jack Lemon is reliant on Anne Bancorft



    Glenda Jackson in Hopscotch



    James Stewart wouldn't have managed his speech in Mr. Smith if it hadn't been for the coaching of Jean Arthur

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