Bridget Jone's Diary: Movie Review

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Sabrina Allison
Interpersonal Communication

Movie Review 1: Bridget Jones’ Diary
1.       Choose two characters that have an interpersonal relationship.  How can you tell that they have an interpersonal relationship?  Use at least two references from your book (Chapter 1).

Bridget Jones and Daniel Cleaver have an interpersonal relationship. I can tell because they have the emotional and physical involvement with each other based on their communication as per the definition of interpersonal relationship (p. 32). They are romantically involved thru looks, verbally, and intimately. They experienced the high and low of being in a relationship with each other (p. 27).

They built their relationship by flirting using e-mail, verbally and non-verbally in a way that she made herself presentable so he would want her. As they find out more of each other, they had fun. Daniel’s lack of ethics brought the relationship to its end (p. 19). As Daniel’s relationship goals changed, their relationship changed (p. 21).  

2.       Describe the self-concept/self-esteem of one of the characters.  How was this self-concept/self-esteem formed/affected?  Use at least two references from your book (Chapter 2).

Well, the movie is all about Bridget Jones so we shall speak about her. Her self-concept says she has a lot of flaws. But she has pretty high self-esteem if she gets up after being brought down to her knees twice (at the beginning by Mark Darcy’s rude comment and by Daniel Cleaver cheating on her). Instead of giving up on life, she made some self-improvements instead that improved her interpersonal relationships with Mark Darcy (p. 71). But, according to the text (p. 45), if you feel inferior to both ideal and ought self, you suffer low self-esteem. Throughout the movie, she tries to quit smoking and lose weight and act more graceful, but fails on all of these. So she does not meet her ideal self, which in turn was influenced by what everyone thinks she should be,...
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