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Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  13 April 2001 (USA)
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.



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Bridget Jones is an average woman struggling against her age, her weight, her job, her lack of a man, and her many imperfections. As a New Year's Resolution, Bridget decides to take control of her life, starting by keeping a diary in which she will always tell the complete truth. The fireworks begin when her charming though disreputable boss takes an interest in the quirky Miss Jones. Thrown into the mix are Bridget's band of slightly eccentric friends and a rather disagreeable acquaintance who Bridget cannot seem to stop running into or help finding quietly attractive. Written by Anuja Varghese <anujav@excite.com>

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Uninhibited. Uncensored. Unmarried. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diario de Bridget Jones  »

Box Office


$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£5,720,292 (UK) (13 April 2001)


$149,761,366 (Europe) (30 November 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jim Broadbent and Gemma Jones, who play Bridget's parents, would later go on to play Hogwarts employees Professor Slughorn and Madame Pomfrey. See more »


When the scarf flies off Bridget's head in the convertible, the hand of the person pulling the scarf of is visible. See more »


Bridget: [to carolers] Bugger off.
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Crazy Credits

After "The End" appears, it's crossed out and "The Beginning" added. See more »


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Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
Written by Thom Bell (as Bell) and Linda Creed (as Creed)
Performed by Marvin Gaye / Diana Ross
Courtesy of Mowtown Records Co LP/Universal-Island Records Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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25 April 2001 | by (Weston, FL) – See all my reviews

Speaking as a singleton of a certain age, I found this move dead on. Although set in England, the theme and feelings of single people everywhere were universal. The plot line stayed pretty true to the book with a few exceptions but the tone stayed the same. I know when I went to see this with a female friend there were many men in the audience who looked like they had been dragged there but 5 minutes into the move they were laughing as hard (if not harder) than the women in the audience. This is definitely not just a "chick flick." Renee Zellweger was a perfect Bridget. When I first heard that she was going to play this role, I was skeptical but after I saw it(which I did twice, so far!) I couldn't imagine anyone else with such a mixture of cynicism and innocence. Bravo to the casting of Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as Cleaver and Darcy, respectively. If this movie doesn't win some Oscars it will be a crying shame.

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