I saw “Alfie” on Monday. I enjoyed it, but I neither liked it or loved it. Yes, I loved Marisa Tomei, but she doesn’t play the lead, so that works against it. I wouldn’t say ‘don’t go see it’, but don’t rush either.

“Bridget” Jonesing for Early Release
Bridget Jones will be searching for her sanity sooner than expected.
Universal Pictures is moving up the release of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason one week, to Nov. 12, the studio announced Monday.
The Nov. 12 debut, in about 500 theaters, will pit the film against the campy horror antics of Seed of Chucky, the heist antics of After the Sunset, and the Christmas classic dreams of The Polar Express, which checks in two days earlier on Nov. 10.
Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp as Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie, and Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson as sex surveyor Alfred Kinsey, also open on Nov. 12, but both in limited release.
The Edge of Reason will go nationwide on about 2,500 screens on Nov. 19, its original release date.
Brandon Gray of the movie site called the rescheduling move bold, noting that films usually get held back, not pushed up, in last-minute shuffles.
“They must have good reason in terms of tracking,” Gray said Monday. “The movie must have strong awareness as it is.”
Strong awareness, indeed. Universal said good buzz from press screenings and sneak previews was behind the new release date.
“This will give us a jump start on the holiday business,” Nikki Rocco, Universal Pictures president of distribution, said in a statement.
The Edge of Reason is the sequel to the 2001 romantic-comedy hit, plain, old Bridget Jones’s Diary (no colon, no subtitle). That film grossed $71.5 million.
Then as now, Renee Zellwegger stars as a zaftig (by Hollywood standards), journal-keeping journalist. Colin Firth returns as her stodgy love interest Mark Darcy. Hugh Grant pops in to reprise Darcy’s devilish rival, Daniel Cleaver.
For both films, Zellwegger acquired a British accent and about 30 extra pounds to play author Helen Fielding’s chick-lit heroine.
According to Gray, Edge of Reason should have a lock on the adult, female audience until at least Dec. 10, when babe magnets George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon turn up in Ocean’s Twelve.
Edge of Reason is the latest fall movie to experience a change in plans. Oliver Stone’s epic Alexander was pushed back from Nov. 5 to Nov. 24. Jude Law’s Alfie remake was moved from Oct. 22 to Nov. 5.
Hope Bridget’s keeping track of all this in her diary.