Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.
Bridget Jones fans will definitely love this influential and inspired film. It stars a fabulous Lynn Redgrave as an eternally optimistic girl with a bouncy personality and a constant sense that she’s just a few steps off rhythm from everyone else. Her life is influenced by her more callous best friend (Charlotte Rampling), an older gentleman who takes a serious liking to her (James Mason) and the prospect of romance from a new young man in her life (Alan Bates). Also starring Redgrave’s real-life mother Rachel Kempson (who didn’t appear on screen with her other daughter Vanessa until 1998’s Deja Vu), this film is a pure delight.
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Everglades Productions.
Cinematography by Kenneth Higgins.
Music by Alexander Faris.
Production Design by Tony Woollard.
Costume Design by Mary Quant.
Film Editing by John Bloom.