The Ultimate 2 Film Collection From the Master of Rom-Com About Time At the age of 21 Tim is told an incredible family secret by his father: all the men in his family have the ability to relive their past. He can revisit any moment in his life to try things differently until he gets them perfectly right. He decides to use his special new gift to win the heart of the beautiful Mary but ﬁnds that the course of true love can be hilariously difﬁcult - even with the ability to try try and try again. Love Actually Ten years after its release the smash hit movie from the makers of ‘Notting Hill’ and ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ continues to spread joy all around warming people’s hearts getting better richer and funnier every time you see it. With its fantastic all-star cast and an outstanding soundtrack it really is the Ultimate Romantic Comedy to enjoy again and again. The hilarious Love Actually explores the ups and downs of relationships in the weeks building up to Christmas. Boyfriends & girlfriends husbands & wives fathers & sons and rock stars & managers all combine to make Love Actually not just one story but ten very different ones. Because if you look hard enough you will ﬁnd love actually is all around. Bonus Features for Love Actually: Audio Commentary with Richard Curtis Hugh Grant Bill Nighy and Thomas Sangster Deleted Scenes With Introductions by Richard Curtis Music Highlights Christmas Is All Around Music Video The Storytellers
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.
Colin Firth stars as Joe, a father and a recent widow, who decides to make a fresh start with his two daughters by moving to the Italian town of Genova.
Based on Nick Hornby's best-selling autobiography, Fever Pitch is set during the 1988/89 football season. Paul Ashworth (Colin Firth, star of Pride and Prejudice), an English teacher in his thirties, is passionate about Arsenal. As the season and the film progress, the club has a chance of sinning the league for the first time in 18 years. Meanwhile, his on-off romance with fellow teacher and non-football fan, Sarah, mirrors the Gunners' fluctuating season. The romance is dealt a near fatal blow by a home defeat against Derby. Arsenal, Paul and Sarah have one more chance - but it's a long shot. Horby's romantic comedy received considerable critical acclaim and appeals equally to men, women, football fans and the football-perplxed.
"A Single Man" is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to audiences everywhere.
One-time talented golfer Wallace Avery (Colin Firth) is struggling with a life from which he longs to escape. Faking his own death he acquires a forged passport and a new identity—that of a golfer named “Arthur Newman”. “Arthur” heads out for Indiana to start a new life and a promise of a new job as a resident golf-pro at a prestigious club. Along the way he meets the beautiful but troubled Charlotte (Emily Blunt) who is also traveling under a false identity—that of her schizophrenic twin sister Michaela or “Mike”—and has fled her own home in North Carolina. Arthur and Mike’s relationship flourishes and they embark on an adventurous road-trip where they take a deviation breaking into empty mansions and assuming other people’s identities until eventually the role-playing games begin to lose their lustre revealing two hearts hurt by life’s challenges. Arthur & Mike are then forced to take another look at themselves and the real lives they’ve left behind.
Best friends. Bitter rivals. Sisters. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-selling novel A Thousand Acres (penned by Jane Smiley) follows the saga of the Cook family headed by the indomitable patriarch Larry Cook (Jason Robards). Cook's kingdom is a fertile farm that spans 1 000 acres but the seeds of its destruction are sown when he impulsively decides to distribute it among his three daughters Ginny (Jessica Lange) Rose (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Caroline (Jenn
Bridget Jones's Diary Featuring a blowzy, winningly inept size-12 heroine, Bridget Jones's Diary is a fetching adaptation of Helen Fielding's runaway bestseller, grittier than Ally McBeal but sweeter than Sex and the City. The normally sylphlike Renée Zellweger (Nurse Betty, Me, Myself and Irene) wolfed pasta to gain poundage to play "singleton" Bridget, a London-based publicist who divides her free time between binge eating in front of the TV, downing Chardonnay with her friends, and updating the diary in which she records her negligible weight fluctuations and romantic misadventures of the year. Things start off badly at Christmas when her mother tries to set her up with seemingly standoffish lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), whom Bridget accidentally overhears dissing her. Instead she embarks on a disastrous liaison with her raffish boss, Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant, infinitely more likeable when he's playing a baddie instead of his patented tongue-tied fops). Eventually, Bridget comes to wonder if she's let her pride prejudice her against the surprisingly attractive Mr. Darcy. If the plot sounds familiar, that's because Fielding's novel was itself a retelling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, whose romantic male lead is also named Mr. Darcy. An extra ironic poke in the ribs is added by the casting of Firth, who played Austen's haughty hero in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Austen's novel. First-time director Sharon Maguire directs with confident comic zest, while Zellweger twinkles charmingly, fearlessly baring her cellulite and pulling off a spot-on English accent. Like Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill (both of which were written by this film's coscreenwriter, Richard Curtis), Bridget Jones's stock-in-trade is a very English self-deprecating sense of humour, a mild suspicion of Americans (especially if they're thin and successful), and a subtly expressed analysis of thirtysomething fears about growing up and becoming a "smug married." The whole is, as Bridget would say, v. good. --Leslie Felperin Bridget Jones 2: The Edge Of Reason Although it's been three years since we last saw Bridget (Renée Zellweger), only a few weeks have passed in her world. She is, as you'll remember, no longer a "singleton," having snagged stuffy but gallant Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) at the end of the 2001 film. Now she's fallen deeply in love and out of her neurotic mind with paranoia: Is Mark cheating on her with that slim, bright young thing from the law office? Will the reappearance of dashing cad Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) further spell the end of her self-confidence when they're shoved off to Thailand together for a TV travel story? If such questions also seem pressing to you, this sequel will be fairly painless, but you shouldn't expect anything fresh. Director Beeban Kidron and her screenwriters--all four of them!--are content to sink matters into slapstick, with chunky Zellweger (who's unflatteringly photographed) the literal butt of all jokes. Though the star still has her charms, and some of Bridget's social gaffes are amusing, the film is mired in low comedy--a sequence in a Thai women's prison is more offensive than outrageous--with only Grant's rakish mischief to pull it out of the swamp. --Steve Wiecking
Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Firth) a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims that they can perform real magic. Persuaded by his life-long friend Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney) Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver) son Brice (Hamish Linklater) and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband and once there attracted the attention of Brice who has fallen for her head over heels. From his very first meeting with Sophie Stanley dismisses her as an insignificant pip-squeak who he can unmask in no time scoffing at the family’s gullibility. To his great surprise and discomfort however Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation leaving him dumbfounded. Before long Stanley confesses to his beloved Aunt Vanessa (Eileen Atkins) that he has begun to wonder whether Sophie’s powers could actually be real. If they were to be true Stanley realizes that anything might be possible even good and his entire belief system would come crashing down. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all.
In this dark and witty fable, EMMA THOMPSON (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Love Actually) portrays a person of unsettling appearance and magical powers who enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown (COLIN FIRTH - Bridget Jones's Diary, Girl with a Pearl Earring) and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children have managed to drive away 17 previous nannies but as Nanny McPhee takes control, they begin to notice that their vile behaviour now leads swiftly and magically to rather startling consequences. Bonus Features: Casting the Children Village Life Nanny McPhee Makeover Deleted Scenes Gag reel How Nanny McPhee came to be! Audio Commentary: Kirk Jones, the director and children Audio Commentary: Lindsay Doran (producer) and Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee)
Titles Comprise St. Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold It's a new year at the wildest school in the world. The girls of St. Trinians are on the hunt for buried treasure after discovering headmistress Miss Fritton is related to a famous pirate. St Trinian's a school for young ladies with its anarchic doctrine of free expression brings together a motley crew of ungovernable girls who using their wit and ingenuity save the school from bankruptcy. St. Trinian's is the sixth in a series of films based on the works of cartoonist Ronald Searle. The previous five films include: The Belles of St Trinian's (1954) Blue Murder at St Trinian's (1957) The Pure Hell of St Trinian's (1960) The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966) and The Wildcats of St Trinian's (1980).
This special double DVD gift set includes the timeless remastered Pride and Prejudice starring Colin Firth and Death Comes to Pemberley the stirring follow up from P.D. James. Death Comes to PemberleyIt is the eve of the Darcys annual Lady Anne ball at their magnificent Pemberley home and Elizabeth's fifth ball as lady of the house. Darcy and Elizabeth are relaxing with their guests after supper when the festivities are brought to an abrupt halt. A scream calls them to the window and a hysterical Lydia Bennet tumbles out of a carriage screaming murder. What follows is the sombre discovery of a dead man in Pemberley woods a brother accused of murder and the beginning of a nightmare which will threaten to engulf Pemberley and all the Darcy's hold dear. BBC's new drama based on P.D. James' follow-up to 'Pride and Prejudice' Pride and PrejudiceWith its outstanding performances and stunning visuals Pride and Prejudice plunges the viewer in to a 19th century world of grand country estates eligible bachelors and exquisite soirees. Elizabeth Bennett a spirited and independent young woman is the subject of her mother's obsessive goal to marry off her daughters to the wealthiest gentlemen available. But Mrs Bennett's plan is compromised with the arrival of the proud and enigmatic Mr Darcy as he and Lizzie embark on one of the most famous and compelling romances in history. Special Features: From Page to Screen: The Making of Pride and Prejudice Pride and Prejudice: A Turning Point for Period Drama Restoration Featurette
Hugh Grant stars in this satire of American identity, in which the President becomes a guest judge on the reality TV show.
Winner of nine Academy Awards and almost every critic's heart, The English Patient (based on Michael Ondaatje's prizewinning novel of love and loss during World War II) is one of the most acclaimed films of modern times. Hana, a nurse (Juliette Binoche), tends to an archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) who has been burnt to a crisp in a plane crash. As their relationship intensifies, he flashes back to his overwhelming passion for a married woman (Kristin Scott Thomas). Meanwhile, Hana begins a new romance with a man who defuses bombs (Naveen Andrews) and Willem Dafoe almost steals the show as the thumbless thief Caravaggio. The intricately layered flashback narrative, sounding the depths of the lovers' hearts, improves with repeated viewings. --Geoff Riley
With an all-star cast, Born Equal is a major drama from Bafta-winning writer and director Dominic Savage, exploring aspects of poverty, race, inequality, homelessness, immigration, and class in modern Britain by following the stories, at times intertwining, of several people living in London. Mark (Colin Firth) is a wealthy city worker whose conscience and guilt about his luxurious lifestyle prompt him to try to help those less fortunate. Michelle (Anne-Marie Duff) is a pregnant mother with a young child, who has escaped an abusive husband, Yemi (David Oyelowo), his wife Itshe (Nikki Amuka-Bird) and their young daughter, Adanna, who have fled the threat of violence in their native Nigeria and Robert (Robert Carlyle), newly released from prison and embarking on a search for his mother and to try and rebuild his life. This is a touching, thought-provoking film that is reflective of modern day Britain. A magnificent cast - Daily Express. The direction was fresh, bordering on beautiful - The Times. A very good film -The Independent. About the Actor Colin Firth ( The Kingsman, The Kings Speech, Bridget Jones and Mamma Mia ) Robert Carlyle ( Trainspotting and The Full Monty. )
Own both sensational Bridget Jones films with this newly packaged double pack. Endless hours of laughter await you! Bridget Jones's DiaryThe fictional diary of a 30-something professional woman as she copes with the travails of singledom dieting career shifts and the search for love. Special Features: Directors Commentary Behind the Scenes Featurette Music Videos: Shelby Lynne Killin' Kind Gabrielle Out Of Reach Bridget Jones: The Edge of ReasonAfter finding love Bridget Jones questions if she really has everything she's dreamed of having. Special Features: Feature Commentary The Mini Break to Austria Deleted Scenes A Smooth Guide to Exotic Thailand The Big Fight Mark and Bridget: Forever? Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth Lonely London Bridget Jones: A Cultural Icon Bridget's Big Night World Tour of the Premieres
Titles Comprise: Bridget Jones's Diary: Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is a pretty and neurotic thirtysomething singleton (in her vernacular) who vows to take control of her life after being humiliated by handsome standoffish barrister Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) at her parents' New Year's party. Determined to lose weight and cut back on vices like wine cigarettes and workaholic-alcoholic-misogynistic men Bridget begins a diary to chart her progress. Unfortunately the P.R. executive hits a snag when her boss gorgeous cad Daniel (Hugh Grant) instigates a sexy e-mail flirtation. Despite her tendency to bungle book launch parties and any situation involving the ever-disapproving Mark Darcy Bridget's winning combination of charm vulnerability and wit intrigues not only the seductively dangerous Daniel but also the arrogant barrister. Bridget Jones - The Edge Of Reason: Having finally found the perfect man in gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) 30-something ex-singleton Bridget Jones (Rene Zellweger) is now faced with the even bigger challenge of... keeping him! When her self-doubts return and her womanising ex-lover Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) reappears uninvited Bridget gets entangled in a comic mix of bad advice miscommunications and total disasters that could only happen to her. From embarrassing situations to romantic misunderstanding Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason will have you crying with laughter. A feel good movie to watch again and again. Love Actually: The story of a group of people who find themselves surrounded by love... There's the new Prime Minister who falls for his personal assistant the Prime Minister's sister Karan who realises that her husband is attracted to his secretary. Author Jamie who flees England to escape his unfaithful girlfriend and then falls for his housekeeper. Movie stand-ins John and Judy who become attracted to each other on the film set. Recently widowed Daniel who helps his stepson who is smitten with one of his class-mates and Billy Mack an ageing rock star who discovers that love can be found in the most unlikely of places... Notting Hill: William Thacker (Hugh Grant) is the owner of a bookshop in the heart of Notting Hill in London. One day by a one-in-a-million chance the worlds most famous actress Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) comes into his shop. He watches in amazement as she leaves and he thinks he'll never see her again. But fate intervenes - and minutes later William collides with Anna on Portobello Road. So begins a tale of romance and adventure in London W11. With a little help from his chaotic flatmate Spike (Rhys Ifans) and his friends Max and Bella (Tim McInnerny and Gina McKee) William seeks the face he can't forget...
After four blissful weeks with Darcy, Bridget discovers that life with her new man isn't quite as perfect as she thought...
"St. Trinian's II: Legend of Fritton's Gold" will bring back the anarchic, high-spirited family fun of 2007's runaway box-office hit "St Trinian's", when it opens in cinemas across the United Kingdom on December 18 2009.
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