Nov 12, 2004

Snark Value

Obviously, I haven't yet seen Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, so I can't comment on the quality (or lack thereof) of the film. My qualm with this review is that, about five paragraphs down, Dargis says, point blank, that she didn't like the book. In fact, she "couldn't stand" parts of it. So, what genius over at the Times decided that someone who disliked the book should review the film? I'm certainly not advocating that someone who was gung-ho, head-over-heels crazy about the book should have reviewed the movie, either; that's just as irresponsible. What I'm in favor of is giving the film a fighting chance. The Times review seemed composed entirely for snark value.

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