Romantic Comedy Box, DVD Box Set

Romantic Comedy Box[DVD Box Set]

Based on the novel by Jane Austen/novels by Helen Fielding/novel by Nick Hornby

Directed by Beeban Kidron, Chris Weitz, Joe Wright, Paul Weitz, Sharon Maguire, Richard Curtis and Roger Michell
Starring Felicity Montagu, Patrick Barlow, Rushdie Salman, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, Keira Knightley, Martine McCutcheon, Rowan Atkinson, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andrew Lincoln, Matthew MacFadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Talulah Riley, Rosamund Pike, Jena Malone, Carey Mulligan, Claudie Blakely, Sylvester Morand, Simon Woods, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Isabel Brook, Sharon Small, Victoria Smurfit, Nicholas Hoult, Nicholas Hutchison, Ben Ridgeway, Nat Gastiain Tena, Jack Warren, Russell Barr, Julia Roberts, Hugh Bonneville, Emma Chambers, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Tim McInnerney, Gina McKee, Richard McCabe, Dylan Moran, John Shrapnel, Roger Frost, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Lorelei King, Tony Armatrading, Gemma Jones, Jim Broadbent, James Faulkner, Celia Imrie, Dominic McHale, Donald Douglas, Neil Pearson, Renee Zellweger and Colin Firth

Format:
DVD Box Set 
Distributor:
Universal Pictures 
Release date:
13 February 2006 
Category:
Comedy 
EAN:
5050582418262 
Catalogue number:
8241826 
Language:
English 
Country of origin
United Kingdom/USA 
Colour:
Colour 
Region codes:
Certificate
15

Description

Box set collection of six popular romantic comedies. In 'Pride and Prejudice' (2005), when wealthy Mr Bingley (Simon Woods) and his friend, the dashing Mr Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) arrive in a small Hertfordshire town, Mrs Bennett (Brenda Blethyn) sees it as the perfect opportunity to marry off her eligible daughters. But when Elizabeth Bennett (Keira Knightley) meets Mr Darcy, their equally headstrong natures get in the way of true love. In 'Love Actually' (2003), writer Richard Curtis turns his hand to directing with this British rom-com. Eight stories involving the love lives of more than a dozen characters are brought together over one Christmas and climax on Christmas Eve; from the recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), the failing marriage of Karen (Emma Thompson) and Harry (Alan Rickman), the aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to get paid (and laid if possible), through to the Prime Minister (Hugh Grant) falling for a member of Number 10's staff (Martine McCutcheon). In 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (2001), Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) is the 1990s British everywoman: single, weight-obsessed, and very probably drunk on mid-price white wine. Her life goes from middling to worse when she embarks on a doomed affair with silver-tongued boss Daniel Cleaver (Grant). In the background lurks a literal Mr Darcy (Colin Firth), a seemingly cold lawyer who keeps crossing Bridget's path but whose precise intentions seem hard for her to divine. All the while Bridget records her lurches across life's highway in the eponymous diary, as an attempt to take control of her tragi-comic life. In the sequel 'Bridget Jones - The Edge of Reason' (2004), having finally found the perfect man in gorgeous lawyer Mark Darcy (Firth), 30-something ex-singleton Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is now faced with the even bigger challenge of keeping him. When her self-doubts return and her womanising ex-lover Daniel Cleaver (Grant) reappears uninvited, Bridget gets entangled in a comic mix of bad advice, miscommunications and total disasters that could only happen to her. In 'Notting Hill' (1999), Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star, whilst divorcée William Thacker (Grant) owns an ailing travel bookstore in his local neighbourhood of Notting Hill. One day Anna buys a book from William's shop and later collides messily with him on a street corner. She accompanies him home to clean herself up, and from there springs an unlikely romance. However, the path of true love is littered with obstacles, not least the media, the adoring fans and the differences in their lifestyles. Finally, in 'About a Boy' (2002), Grant takes the lead role as aimless, commitment-shy, thirtysomething Will in this adaptation of Nick Hornby's bestseller. Living on the royalties of a hit song his father wrote 40 years ago, Will drifts through life, moving from one relationship to the next with little lasting effect. But when he hits upon the new idea of dating single-mothers, he soon finds himself entangled with the suicidal Fiona (Toni Colette) and her 12-year-old-son Marcus (Nicholas Hoult). As he and Marcus gradually develop a friendship, Will begins to reassess the selfish life he has been living.

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