Renee Zellweger 4-Film Collection
Renee Zellweger goes from slightly plumpish Londoner looking for true love in "Bridget Jone’s Diary," to conniving murderess in "Chicago," to an Oscar-winning supporting role as a rough and ready Mountain woman during The Civil War in "Cold Mountain," and finishes up with a fit and motivated corporate woman in "New in Town." "Renee Zellweger 4-Film Collection" spans a career timeline from 2001 to 2009.
A supporting character in "Cold Mountain" Zellweger’s role provides an important part in helping lovelorn and solitary Ada [Nicole Kidman] survive in the aftermath of The Civil War. The primary focus of the film is the epic love story of Ada and Inman, played by Jude Law. "Cold Mountain" is presented in the grandeur of previous epics such as "Raintree County" and relies on flashbacks during the actual war and before to tell the tale. Beware of violence though on this one as several of the scenes are ultimately graphic.
Romantic comedies "Bridget Jone’s Diary" and "New in Town" offer an array of laughs. "Bridget Jone’s Diary" focuses more on love with smoking, drinking and free-spirited Bridget trying to find the right man and ending up with two. Hugh Grant and Colin Firth have very different attitudes thus causing a love triangle to ensue. In "New in Town" the emphasis is more on the comedy as Lucy Hill is transported from Miami to the freezing cold city of New Ulm, MN. "The Pajama Game"-like scenario finds Lucy meeting her match in Harry Connick Jr. who plays the Union foreman of the plant that Lucy finds herself running. Many hilarious moments make this a truly cute comedy excursion.
"Chicago" is a definite charmer. As Roxie Hart, Renee shines opposite Catherine Zeta Jones and Richard Gere as a Chicago murderess doing her best to beat the rap. Go back one space and lose your "gay" card if you haven’t seen this incredible musical and Academy Award winner for Best Picture of 2002. Zellweger’s ability to diversify, charm and amaze with her talents is truly exemplified in this collection.
"Renee Zellweger: 4-Film Collection"