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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charmian May ...
Felicity Montagu ...
Charlie Caine ...
Handsome Stranger
Gareth Marks ...


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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Health Warning: Adopting Bridget's lifestyle could seriously damage your health. 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)

Company Credits

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Hugh Grant & Colin Firth were born 1 day apart with Hugh the eldest - and Felicity Montagu (who plays Perpetua) was born 2 days later. See more »


When Mark Darcy goes to pick up Bridget's diary from the table (just after Bridget goes off to her bedroom to change into her 'genuinely tiny knickers'), the diary is on the 29th November. The next shot, of him actually picking up the book, shows it to be open on the 10th/11th November. See more »


[regarding the blue soup]
Bridget: How's it look?
Mark: Uh, great. It's, um, blue.
Bridget: Blue?
Mark: No, but, blue is good. If you ask me there isn't enough blue food.
Bridget: Oh, shit! It must be the string.
Mark: Oh, it's string soup?
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs The Big Pile (1985) See more »


Woman Trouble
Written by Robbie Craig (as Craig) / Hill / Craig David (as David) / Devereaux
Performed by Artful Dodger
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing UK
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Colin Firth is magical! It is a pity that most Americans don't know who he is.
17 November 2001 | by (California, USA) – See all my reviews

Bridget Jones's Diary is full of lighthearted fun. The cast is wonderful - especially true for Colin Firth. His performance is magical. Being given such a thin material to work with, playing a `dreadful cold fish', he has artfully shown Mark Darcy's kindness and charm that gradually wins everyone's heart. This would be an impossible mission for actors other than Colin Firth. I enjoy every minute of his performance. In my opinion, they should give this nice boy more camera times - that's the only complain I have about this movie. Besides this complain, I have to congratulate the whole production team for successfully creating a movie of such weightless fun, and at the same time being honest and sincere to the human emotions. It is very hard to believe that this movie is Sharon Maguire's first one. I never read the book. So, you can trust my observation to be totally independent of the book. If you wish to have some fun and also like to dream a little bit, this is definitely the movie for you. BTW. If you enjoy watching drama and haven't seen Colin Firth's "Pride And Prejudice" (BBC), do yourself a favor and rent it. He is *really* a great "Character Actor" - one of the most talented alive.

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